Several of Kaling's fans complimented her on her new, blonde tresses.
"I am LIVING for @mindykaling with blonde hair," one person tweeted.
"Blonde @mindykaling is everything I've ever wanted but never knew I needed #MetGala," someone else remarked.
Prior to the evening's festivities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, Kaling expressed her excitement over the event on her Instagram story.
"I am so excited about today. I love my dress. It just feels so on point," she shared with her followers.
The A Wrinkle in Time star also shared a throwback picture on Twitter, sharing all the outfits she's ever worn at the Met Gala over the years.
These looks included the dress she wore in Ocean's 8, which coincidentally centres around a heist at the annual fashion event.
Kaling wasn't the only A-lister to go blonde for the sartorial extravaganza.
The Greatest Showman star Zendaya brought the fairytale of Cinderella to life at the Met Gala, wearing a Tommy Hilfiger dress inspired by the Disney princess's ballgown and wearing her hair in a blonde updo.
"Zendaya with blonde hair and dressed up as Cinderella that's how it's done," a fan tweeted.
Despite having gone blonde before, Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner's long blonde bob also drew attention on the pink carpet.
Jenner's hairstyle, Jorge Serrano, told Allure that the television personality had only decided on her chosen hairdo hours before the event.
"Two hours before we had to start getting her ready, I got a call from Kris herself asking me to shop for a blonde wig because Kylie thought she should be blonde, and she was right!" Serrano said.
"This look is different from anything she's ever done."
Singer Kacey Musgraves took to the Met Gala's theme "Camp: Notes on Fashion" to heart, arriving at the bash dressed head to toe like a Barbie doll.
The newly-blonde Musgraves, who can usually be seen with long, brunette hair, wore a bold ensemble designed by Moschino.
"Kacey musgraves as a blonde could eat me alive and I would still do my best to give her a standing ovation," a fan tweeted in response.
"I didn’t think Kacey Musgraves could get any prettier.. then she put on a blonde wig. A true queen," another wrote.
For all the best-dressed guests at last night's Met Gala, click through the gallery below.
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