Hello from the other side of 2015. It’s been a crazy year in fashion – one of upheaval and change characterized by a designer merry go’round of departures and new titles, the rebirth of the supermodel (Gigi, Kendall, and Joan), and other major moments. We watched it all happen through our phone screens, as celebrities, models, and designers turned private moments into social cache. In Savoir Flair‘s round-up of the top 25 Instagram moments of 2015, we filtered through hundreds of feeds and thousands of photos to bring you the best of the best — from a behind-the-scenes shot of Drake filming Hotline Bling to a seriously stunning selection of #girlsquad shots that are destined for the history books.
Click through our gallery to revisit the photos that made 2015 the glamorous, unpredictable, aspirational year that it was.
It was a “sister sister” moment shared by “It” girls Sama and Haya Khadra and models-of-the-moment Gigi and Bella Hadid at Chanel’s star-studded scenic cruise along the Hudson river in New York City.
Sofia Vergara is a beaming, beautiful bride in a dress designed by Zuhair Murad.
Olivier Rousteing pretty much invented the glam #squad this year with his #BalmainArmy gatherings, and this one practically stole the spotlight from all his other super-enviable mod squad moments.
There is so much beauty to Lupita Nyongo that it’s hard to know where to start, but let’s just say that this image of her sitting in a pool of emerald green as she prepares to head out to Cannes Film Festival was etched in our minds all year.
Have you seen Razan Alazzouni’s Instagram feed? If not, you’re doing yourself a massive disservice. Every photo she posts is the kind of eye candy that inspires serious style envy. This shot of her wearing her iconic pearl-studded kaftan was among our favorites, but trust us, it was nearly impossible to decide on just one.
Move over Kardashians, there’s a new glam fam in town. After too much Kim, Kendall, Khloé, Kourtney, and Kylie fatigue, the world happily welcomed fabulous newcomers Lucky Blue Smith and his gorgeous sisters Starlie, Pyper America, and Daisy Clementine.
Lily Rose Depp had a tremendously good year, from her Chanel campaign to being cast in two movies (Planetarium and The Dancer). Depp posted this photo of herself at a Chanel runway show, which emulated the sunglasses campaign she would later star in for the brand.
Kendall Jenner had already reached icon status by the time she posted this photo to Instagram, but this one sent her popularity over the edge, garnering over 3.4 million “hearts”.
Kristen Stewart and Chanel were the dynamic duo we couldn’t take our eyes off of this year. We love this quiet moment captured by Chanel of Karl Lagerfeld‘s favorite muse in the middle of his casino-themed show for the Haute Couture season.
Kerry Washington, the queen of Scandal, posted this ethereal hallway shot of the back of her gorgeous Prada gown that she wore to the Met Ball.
Ascia Farraj – one half of the style blog, The Hybrids – topped a million followers in 2015, and with her success came the opportunity to flaunt seriously stylish looks, like this one.
Bey slayed in 2015, as per usual, but we were especially taken by the amazing color contrasts in this photo she posted entitled “Leaving Las Vegas”.
The power of the #girlsquad hit its peak in 2015 with this photo posted by Cara Delevingne which featured some of the top celebrities in the world.
Chrissy Teigen conquered 2015 with hundreds of adorable photos showing off her life with husband, John Legend, but this one – featuring her tiny baby bump – was our favorite.
The mysterious socialite-turned-style-icon, Daphne Guinness, proves that she will always have the best style in this jaw-dropping Instagram photo.
Drake himself posted this eery shot of himself recording the video to one of the year’s top songs, “Hotline Bling”, capturing a moment that sparked a thousand dancing GIFs.
Emily Ratajkowski epitomized 2015 millennial style in a lace-front top and not one, but two of the year’s most popular bags: the Chloé ‘Faye’.
Alanoud Badr of Fozaza told off haters with this stunning photo, which she paired with an optimistic message to her Instagram fans.
This photo of Gigi Hadid’s selfie with Donatella Versace is not only a meta-selfie of sorts, but also captured Donatella’s first introduction to the world of Instagram.
2015 was the year that Gisele parted ways with the runway and embraced her bohemian side. We love this gorgeous and well-timed shot from her Insta featuring the caption “one with nature”.
One of the best things that happened to fashion in 2015 was Alessandro Michele’s complete re-branding of the storied Italian fashion house, Gucci. The Gucci Instagram feed was a wealth of stunning imagery, featuring turn-of-the-century interiors, upmarket vintage-inspired threads, and plenty of millennial appeal.
Although Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t have a personal Instagram, we always look forward to seeing her on our feeds. As the brand ambassador of Dior, she was repped often by the brand on its Instagram account. Here’s a stunning shot of her sporting Dior designs at the premiere of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay: Part 2 in Los Angeles.
Comedian and our imaginary BFF, Amy Schumer, joined the ranks of fashion royalty when she sat front row at Zac Posen for Spring/Summer 2016.
Aimee Song of the cult style blog, Song of Style, was everywhere this year and she looked fabulous every time we saw her. We love this bold, all-red look that put monochrome dressing in a brighter category than usual.