(Yahoo!) - Remember when everyone flipped out after Anne Hathaway chopped off her long, flowing locks? Well, hold on to your hats, people.

Girl. Is. Blond.

The 30-year-old Oscar winner, whose brunette coif has pretty much remained the same color for all of her storied career, turned up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York City rocking a brand new hue to go with her vintage Valentino.

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No word yet if any particular project inspired such a change, but the drastic measure certainly was in line with the evening's punk theme. In fact, the star claimed her inspiration for the night was rocker Debbie Harry.

We can't help but wonder if the move will inspire dozens of women to grab for the bleach. Hathaway's short pixie cut – shorn for her statuette-scoring turn as Fantine in "Les Miserables" – was named the most influential onscreen haircut of all time by the Hairdressing Council of Great Britain and Universal Pictures.

But the actress didn't always embrace her 'do.

“I’ve now done back-flips out of windows, I’ve jumped off buildings,” she said on "Live With Kelly" in 2012. “And cutting my hair reduced me to, like, mental patient-level crying. I was inconsolable.”

Here's hoping becoming a blond wasn't quite as traumatic.


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