Met Gala Instagrams
Each year, we wait patiently for fashion’s annual Met Gala. And each year our Instagram feed is hit with an onslaught of behind-the-scenes pics. So why the shortage of star-studded grams from last night’s ball? The event, overseen by Anna Wintour, was a social media–free zone for the first time ever, thanks to a newly enforced cell phone–photography ban.

The goal of the new regulation was to help ensure the security and enjoyment of the many A-listers in attendance. And while keeping the mystery alive is a concept we can definitely get behind, we did miss the usual flood of Insta-updates. Remember Cara Delevingne’s video of a tipsy Reese Witherspoon and Zooey Deschanel last year? Sequel, please!

Thankfully, there were plenty of pre- and post-party pics to make us feel like we were almost there. The usual suspects (ahem, Kim K.) were all about sharing, but even Instagram-newbie Marc Jacobs got in on a little selfie action. And if he can change his tune toward social media, maybe by next year Anna can, too. Fingers crossed.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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May 5, 2015

Go ahead and thank the Instagram gods. Designer Marc Jacobs finally opened a personal account on the photo-loving platform (despite his reported distaste for it). And in the past few days he’s amassed a following over 40K strong with a single #nofilter shot. So why the change of heart? It’s likely tied to the overhaul of his namesake brand and a possible IPO bid.

Whatever the reason, I’m sure Miley Cyrus, the label’s face and a very creative Instagrammer herself, can’t wait to tag @themarcjacobs.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2015

Is life in plastic actually fantastic? Anna Dello Russo seems to think so. Her latest Vogue Japan spread pays homage to Barbie, with a spot-on impersonation from model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Barbie in Vogue Japan

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With Rosie dressed in signature pink and stiffly posed, the Anna Dello Russo–styled shoot nails Barbie’s iconic look. Rosie even has the vacant stare and frozen smile down pat – which is pretty comical, if not slightly unsettling. And in case you were wondering, yes, Ken makes an appearance too.

Now, this isn’t the only recent high-fashion venture from the doll. The Moschino Spring 2015 collection brought the look to life, with several pieces showcased in this shoot. I’d sure like to add one of those cheeky purses to my Barbie collection.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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March 4, 2015

Diane von Furstenberg and her eponymous brand have been jet-set icons since 1972. Want proof? Just flip through her Instagram. Whether she’s shown in a #TBT to her younger years or a yacht-side snap (complete with oversized shades), Diane makes dressing for any zip code look effortless. Follow her lead and head to these top three destinations – just make sure you bring along the style essentials.

DVF Downtown

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February 26, 2015

Every model has her quirks. And the Spring 2015 campaigns have been eager to embrace them, shining a lens on Lady Gaga’s selfies, Iris Apfel’s glasses, and now this little lass. Meet Toast, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and leading lady of the latest Karen Walker eyewear campaign.

Toast for Karen Walker

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January 26, 2015

Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry have finally joined the (Twitter) party. The trio’s handle, @KensingtonRoyal, has accumulated tens of thousands of followers in just one day of existence. And as if that weren’t enough? The family shocked the world again, signing up for Instagram.

What do the nobles plan to share? Their collective bio reads: “Updates, pictures, and videos from Kensington Palace about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and their Royal Foundation.”

Of course, we’re hoping there’s a #selfie up someone’s sleeve.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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January 15, 2015

Yes, 2015 has just begun. But we’re already crowning this year’s best Instagram account. Meet @fashiondads_, a hilarious Instagram dedicated to ordinary dads’ fashion choices.

Rocking “swishy pants” or six-year-old Velcro sneakers, the meme-worthy men dish out style tips like: Footwear. Is. Everything. I love these #vintage white leather Velcro sneakers with a navy accent on the tongue. They look fab with my #Arizona relaxed fit jeans and are #fashionable and #functional.

Guess I better start looking to my dad for fashion advice. Come to think of it, he is a pro at normcore.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 8, 2015

That’s right. Rihanna has returned to Instagram after a six-month ban from the platform (punishment for a few NSFW pics).

Her first celebratory images included a peek at her cowabunga-worthy Halloween costume. Yep, RiRi and her friends painted themselves green as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Welcome back, @badgalriri. And keep those snaps coming.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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November 4, 2014

Yesterday, Instagram launched a standalone app that will put your existing video uploads to shame. Called Hyperlapse, it lets users record time-lapse video from their iPhone®, accelerating footage anywhere from two to twelve times the normal speed. And it didn’t take long for the fashion set to realize it’ll be a handy New York Fashion Week Tool.

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August 27, 2014

Ah, September: the biggest month of the year as far as fashion and our favorite glossies go. We expect magazines to pull out all the stops in these mega issues, and this year they certainly don’t disappoint. Today, Vogue confirmed that its September cover boasts not one, but three of-the-moment models. The interior spread expands to show six more, for a total count of nine dazzling women.


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Not only were these cover girls chosen for their prowess in front of the lens, but Vogue also dubs them “the Instagirls,” a generation of social media–savvy models rapidly building their own personal brands. From left to right, you see Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, and Karlie Kloss (all on the cover itself), followed by Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, and Andreea Diaconu.

The sunny spread, filled with striking fall textiles, was shot by famed photographer Mario Testino. If this layout looks familiar, it might be because ten years ago the magazine also featured nine supermodels (including Gisele Bündchen and Daria Werbowy) on its September issue cover, photographed by Steven Meisel.

With major titles (Vogue and W included) hinting at a new class of top models, I suspect that Karlie and Cara are reaching the level of 90s-era Cindy and Kate. Except now they’re not just household names – their fandom extends throughout the Internet, too.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 18, 2014