Anne Hathaway Blonde vs. Brunette: Compare Light And Dark Hair Photos And Decide - Which Color Do You Like Better? [PHOTOS & REPORT]

By iDesign Staff Reporter May 7, 2013 1:33 PM EDT
Anne Hathaway went blonde for the punk themed Met Gala Monday night. Do you prefer her hair light or dark? Photo: Getty Images
Anne Hathaway went blonde for the punk themed Met Gala Monday night. Do you prefer her hair light or dark? Photo: Getty Images

Anne Hathaway has gone blonde!

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At least for the time being, the brunette beauty is sporting a platinum pixie cut. Hathaway debuted her new 'do Monday night at the Met Gala on the arm of Valentino.

The gala's theme was punk, to go with the Costume Institute's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition, so it was a perfect time for Hathaway to dye her hair. "I don't know that you could tell it by looking at me, but Debbie Harry was [my inspiration]," the Les Misérables star said.

Hairstylist Sascha Breuer was responsible for the transformation. "I decided to go for a look that [was] glam, edgy, and yet very youthful and fun," he said of Hathaway's blonde dye job. 

Anne Hathaway went blonde for the punk-themed Met Gala Monday night. Do you prefer her hair light or dark? Photo: Getty Images
Anne Hathaway went blonde for the punk-themed Met Gala Monday night. Do you prefer her hair light or dark? Photo: Getty Images

She wore a Valentino dress from 1992 that was markedly different from her pink Oscars dress by the same designer that got a lot of criticism. Her vintage Valentino had long sleeves (a trend of the night) and feathered cuffs.

"I couldn't believe it when he sent me the picture because he asked me if I wanted to wear archive," Hathaway said. "He said, 'Well, have you ever done anything punk, darling?' Princess, maybe! He sent me this one and I said, 'Oh my god, I love it. It's fabulous!' First and only [choice] as soon as I saw it."

Anne Hathaway changed out of her floor-length gown for the Met Gala after party. She was spotted heading over to the Standard Hotel with her husband, Adam Shulman, in a short blue dress (Schulman was in a navy blue suit). Her newly blonde locks were in a more demure style than the combed-back pompadour she wore to the Met Gala.

Anne Hathaway before she cut her hair off for Les Misérables. She recently went blonde for the punk themed Met Gala Monday night. Do you prefer her hair light or dark? Photo: Getty Images
Anne Hathaway before she cut her hair off for Les Misérables. She recently went blonde for the punk themed Met Gala Monday night. Do you prefer her hair light or dark? Photo: Getty Images

She famously cut off her luxurious brown hair to play the destitute Fantine in Les Misérables, and has since been growing out the short style. "I've been wanting to do it for a while and this was good timing," she said on the red carpet. But is Hathaway's blonde hair permanent?

"When I did it, I thought I'd like to make it not so temporary, but I know I'll have to dye it back," she said. Ah, the demands of Hollywood.

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