The 20 Celebrity Instagrams That Defined 2015

Cady Lang

2015 is drawing to a close, which obviously calls for thoughtful reflection on the best pop culture moments of the year. And what better way to review the year than with everyone’s favorite K-hole, Instagram?

The millennial adage, “pics or it didn’t happen,” has never been truer than during the age of Instagram (which pretty much hit its apex this year) and basically mandated that anyone doing anything slightly noteworthy this year most definitely posted a snap. From Gigi Hadid‘s powerful message that shut down body shamers during Paris Fashion Week to the multiple pics of Taylor Swift‘s ever-evolving girl squad, here are the best celebrity Instagrams of 2015.

Talk about breaking the internet — Caitlyn (not Kaitlyn, thank you very much) Jenner made a stunning debut with her Vanity Fair cover.

The early stages of Taylor Swift’s girl squad. Little did we know that this innocent pic would be the first of many, many more from the T. Swift friendship industrial complex.

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present!! ✋

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The dress that launched a million memes. Rihanna, however, took it all in stride like the queen that she is, and even started posting the best ones on her personal account.

Gisele announced her retirement from the runway via Instagram and in doing so caused mass pandemonium for the fashion community; lucky for us, it looks like her editorial and campaign work is still going strong.

Heidi Klum‘s Halloween party is legendary, but she reached icon status with her labor-intensive and impressive Jessica Rabbit costume this year.

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Kendall Jenner‘s hair snap was the most-liked photo on Instagram this year, solidifying her status as the ultimate Insta-girl.

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Live on TNT I'm flexin ooooooh

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Let 2015 go down as the year that Drake ceased being known to the world as “soft” and “sensitive” and instead emerged as Meek Mill’s arch-nemesis, meme-generator extraordinaire and a beefcake known from here on out as a beefDrake.

Yes, girl. Gigi Hadid shut down her body shamers with this poignant IG.

Lucky Blue Smith was the undisputed male model of the year, and this blue steel snap with sister Pyper America was the photo that trended worldwide on Twitter for NYFW.

Besides releasing a lip kit that sold out in 30 seconds, Kylie Jenner turned 18 this year and let us all breathe a sigh of relief from worrying about a minor-adult relationship — which means we could all “like” this ‘gram in good conscience.

Chrissy Teigen‘s famous sense of humor always keeps her social media post real, and this pic revealing the stretch marks on her legs and quippy caption only endeared her more to us.

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Coming to America🎃

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The Knowles-Carters won Halloween this year with their “Coming to America” get up.

Sofia Vergara married Joe Manganiello this year, in the union of what might be the most photogenic couple in the world. If you missed out on the news of the nuptials, however, you can totally see all the pics of what went down on Sofia’s Instagram, where she posted over 60 photos of the wedding (including a video of her dancing with Pitbull, which is low-key probably my favorite video ever.)

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Good times 😈

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Fuck a no-cell phone rule. Behati Prinsloo took a forbidden group selfie at the Met Gala this year that soon showed up on every major model’s feed in subsequent hours.

What happens when your dad accidentally flashes his dick and then proceeds to joke about it with another supremely famous celeb on Twitter? You obviously Insta your text conversation with a fellow mortified celeb daughter (at least, you do if you’re Zoe Kravitz.)

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Nothing is more adorable that Adele reacting to SNL’s skit about her.

Selfie with Meryl Streep? Enough said.

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This ones for you @lohanthony it was Kate's idea!

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Besties Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss want you to know that you’re basic.

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Best newcomer to Instagram? Tina Knowles. Already, her caption game is on point.

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With my idol @jlo 📷 by Kanye

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Real recognize real for Kim Kardashian West and her famous posterior. Also, it looks like Kanye can now add Instagram husband to his resume.


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