Britney Spears made a cameo at Coachella — sort of. The pop music icon was channeled by a superfan who also happens to be a star on Vanderpump Rules.
Posted in photos to InstagramAriana Madix recalled one of the pop superstar’s most iconic fashion moments when she wore a denim patchwork dress, white boots and purple lens sunglasses while attending the music festival in Indio, California.
“Hit ’em with Britney,” she captioned the pics.
You can see the photos below:
Fans and celebrity friends reacted to Madix’s look.
“Queen Icon Legend”, wrote her Vanderpump Rules co-star Raquel Leviss.
“Vibezzzz”, wrote Charlie Burnett.
“OH MY GAWWWWDD!!” added Katie Maloney.
As another pal remarked, “I know exactly what this is, it’s a tribute and recreation of the iconic denim dress,” Madix said answered“You always understand.”
“Iconic tribute to legendary Miss Britney Jean Spears,” another fan wrote.
“Icons wearing icons,” agreed another.
“Apologies to Vanessa Hudgens, but Ariana is the true queen of Coachella,” said another commenter interfered.
Britney Spears wore her famous denim dress in 2001
It’s been more than 20 years since Britney Spears made headlines with the denim dress she wore to the 2001 American Music Awards. Spears and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake wore matching denim ensembles to the awards ceremony, and it remains one of the most iconic red carpet moments of all time.
In an interview with Jezebelcostume designer Steve Gerstein revealed how the outfits came together in a matter of days.
“Justin and Britney were dating at the time,” he said. “We were in New Orleans when Britney and Justin said, ‘We make matching jeans.’ And I was like, ‘How do you do that? Who does that?’ We ended up using the Costume National suit Justin wore for the Celebrity album cover. We relaunched it in denim. At the same time talks were held with Levi’s. … We had some crossover contacts at Levi’s, so it went from idea to execution in a matter of days.”
Timberlake has spoken out about the iconic fashion moment multiple times over the years.
“If you wear denim on top of denim, it gets documented,” he told The Project in 2016. per PopSugar. “You know what, I don’t think so I might even bring that back.”
“I’m going to get off my feet and say if worn right, it could be denim on denim [brought back’,” he then added.
Ariana Madix is a Lifelong Britney Spears Fan
Madix certainly brought back the denim look with her Coachella outfit. And it’s no wonder, since she’s the ultimate Britney Spears fan. In a 2021 interview with Page Six, Madix revealed that growing up in Florida, she was obsessed with the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” singer.
“She’s been my No. 1 for so long,” Madix said. “Her video game, Britney’s Dance Beat? I made sure I beat all the levels because I wanted to unlock the bonus footage from the Dream Within a Dream tour. I’ve seen every YouTube clip, every ‘Making the Video’ — all of it. If there is something that I think might be new footage, I’m f***ing watching it.”
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