10/03/2013 08:39 EDT | Updated 10/05/2013 11:47 EDT

Kerry Washington Looks Like Scarlett O'Hara At 'Scandal' Season 3 Premiere (PHOTOS)

Is that Kerry Washington or Scarlett O'Hara?

The gorgeous actress attended the "Scandal" Season 3 premiere on Wednesday looking as if she just ripped the curtains off Tara and fashioned them into a dress. (Note to Kerry: The Civil War was ages ago!)

The 36-year-old sported a blue gingham frock with a voluminous skirt (do we spy actual petticoats underneath?), a white belt and a frilly adornment that went up the chest.

While we appreciate the "Django Unchained" star getting down with "Gone with the Wind," we wish that she would have gone in a more modern direction, for example taking down the dress' volume and turning it into a midi skirt, which is the trendy new length for fall 2013.

Luckily, Washington must have gotten the memo that 1860s trends are so last season and changed into a striking white peek-a-boo J Mendel dress which featured thin slices of sheer panels while attending a Paley Centre event in New York.

Let's hope that People magazine's Best-Dressed Woman of 2013 doesn't take a history trip anytime soon!

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Kerry changed into this:

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Update: The Huffington Post incorrectly reported that Kerry was 28 years old. She is in fact 36 years old. We apologize for the error.

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