Nicole Richie at the 2013 Met Gala: Frightfully awesome or just frightful?

nicole-richie-met-gala-2013.jpgThe theme for the 2013 Met Gala is "punk," a challenge fashion maven Nicole Richie took on with gusto. The 31-year-old mother of two stepped out on the red carpet with shocking blueish-white hair and a floor-length white gown.

The dress is Topshop, a British retailer that has become quite popular in the States in recent years. Its white embroided look is set off by Richie's orange-y skin and dark lipstick. It's definitely a different look for her.

Richie teased her look on Instagram prior to the night's festivities, posting a picture of hair dye and writing, " Hair Time #MetBall." She also featured her manicure, which is delightfully vampiric. 

What do you think, readers? Hottest look of the night? Or a big thumbs down?
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