The gown was lengthy. It was white. It was Versace. And it wasn’t only a wedding ceremony gown.

Well, it was, actually, a marriage gown — the gown Britney Spears wore to marry Sam Asghari on June 9 in Los Angeles. But it was additionally a logo of Ms. Spears’s new period of independence, and a comparatively restrained selection for a lady who has lived a variety of her ache, and her fame, in public. While it could be her third marriage, it’s the primary because the finish of the conservatorship that outlined a big a part of her grownup life. So why not gown for it as if it’s a contemporary begin?

Not a lot a fairy story ending as a starting, in off-the-shoulder ivory silk cady with pearl buttons down the again, a excessive slit to free the leg, a virtually 15-foot flowing veil and an identical choker — a nod of kinds to her personal Nineties trendsetting self.

And for that, why not flip to a designer who knew her when? Enter Donatella Versace.

Back in March, Ms. Spears posted an image of herself with Ms. Versace on Instagram, suggesting that the 2 of them had been peas in a pod (in considerably saltier language). Ms. Versace, in flip, instructed Variety later within the month that Ms. Spears was “in an amazing state of mind.”

“I know it’s been such a long time,” she mentioned. “I’m very happy to see her like that.”

Indeed, the marriage might have consecrated Ms. Spears’s relationship with Mr. Asghari, however her relationship with Ms. Versace has been occurring for many years. The two girls have lengthy had extra in frequent than a poptastic aesthetic, a love of body-conscious clothes, bleach and a little bit of a twig tan.

Ms. Versace, in spite of everything, went via her personal public trial by hearth when she was pressured to imagine the reins of the Versace model after the homicide of her brother Gianni. She endured substance abuse points and household trauma to maintain the enterprise going it doesn’t matter what. (Sound acquainted?) She is aware of one thing about being caught beneath the movie star microscope.

Perhaps because of this, she and Ms. Spears have had one another’s backs and share of thoughts since at the very least 2001, when Ms. Spears selected a backless inexperienced chiffon minidress with black beading to carry out with Michael Jackson at Madison Square Garden.

In 2002, Ms. Spears wore an extended, rainbow-toned, flesh-flashing Versace robe to take a seat within the entrance row on the Versace present throughout Milan Fashion Week, and in 2008 she wore two totally different glowing Versace minidresses to the MTV Video Music Awards.

Ms. Versace as soon as even outlined her garments in accordance with Ms. Spears’s popularity. They are “young and rock ’n’ roll,” she mentioned of the seems in her spring 2003 assortment. “Britney things.”

After the nuptials, there have been extra Versace “Britney things,” together with an assortment of minidresses in black and purple that Ms. Spears wore to the reception and dance occasion.

And collectively the mini wedding ceremony wardrobe suggests there could also be much more Britney-related inspiration come September and the subsequent Versace runway. It’s not arduous to think about that this may very well be the beginning of an entire new Spears-Versace period (to not point out ambassadorship), one which defines the look of a sure unapologetic and triumphant female survivalism.

If so, it might mark a trend marriage of probably the most enduring, and genuine, variety.