"I love that the dress has a Jackson Pollock thing going on—it's my funky artsy moment," the Scandal star, 37, told Us Weekly at the L.A. event on June 11.
She skipped statement jewelry and opted for stand-out Christian Louboutin pumps. "The shoes look like candy," she said.
Taylor Schilling opted for the same abstract dress—but with a white bodice—for the Webby Awards on May 19 in New York City. The sleeveless top featured a plunging neckline instead of a T-shirt V-neck a la Washington's. The Orange Is the New Black star, 29, stuck to neutral white pumps, an Edie Parker box clutch and a classic red lip.