Ever since "The O.C." wrapped in 2007, we've been secretly hoping for an Orange County revival -- but this is not exactly what we had in mind.

Mischa Barton made a rare appearance at Mercedez Benz Fashion Week in Berlin on Wednesday, sporting a very unbecoming orange dress with matching makeup -- a far cry from her style-savvy days on the hit television series.

With her hair swept back into a retro style and a tricky red-toned eye and lip, the actress looked tired and much older than her 27 years.

Could this be Mischa's attempt at an acting (and style) comeback? The off-the-radar, former fashionista has had some very strange personal troubles in the past, including DUI in 2007, and an involuntary psychiatric hold in 2009 (which Barton insists was the result of a "tooth infection").

Barton then attempted career resurrection last year, with a movie appropriately titled, "The Resurrection," but to no avail -- the movie had a limited theatrical release in the United States.

Despite the lull in her professional life, Barton is a fashion show mainstay, hitting up the big international fashion weeks and managing to snag front row seats.

What do you think of Barton's orange ensemble?

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She's certainly changed up her look over the years...

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  • 2004 in Matthew Williamson

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  • 2005 in Zac Posen

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