Of all the relationships you’ve ever had in your lifetime, few will be more significant than the bond you form with your closest girlfriends. You’re so close that you practically speak your own language, and you’ve definitely borrowed from each other’s closets more than a few times. You have your favorite brunch spot, your favorite table, and a comprehensive ongoing network of communication going 24/7. If your #GirlSquad is the most important thing in your life, you share a lot in common with Taylor Swift, who just included all of her best friends — like Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez, and Karlie Kloss — in her new video ‘Bad Blood’.
If you wonder who your clique shares the most in common with, Savoir Flair will point you in the right direction – and we’ll even tell you where to hold your next squad meeting!
The Role Models
When they’re not busy fronting ad campaigns and building their empire, #GirlSquad pioneer Taylor Swift and her best supermodel friends, including Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, and new Victoria’s Secret Angel Martha Hunt, are busy cooking up a storm in the kitchen and catching up on their recent travels.
Starring: Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Karlie Kloss, and Taylor Swift
Photo: Courtesy of @MARHUNT and @TAYLORSWIFT
When inhabiting the rarefied world of model-dom, tight-knit groups tend to form. This happens because there are few who can identify with the exceedingly demanding life of modeling, so bonds become unbreakable. Although friendships can be competitive, most of the model cliques we’ve observed are supportive and loving.
Starring: Ana Ewers, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Kasia Strauss, and Binx Walton
Photos: Courtesy of @JACQUELYNJABLONSKI and @KASIASTRAUSS
The world’s leading designers may seem like an isolated bunch, but their enormous networks tend to invite a lot of unwanted hangers-on. For that reason, designers are very selective about who they surround themselves with, but, if you’ve made it into the inner sanctum, chances are you’ll be friends for life.
Starring: Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Riccardo Tisci, and Donatella Versace
Photos: Courtesy of @VERSACE_OFFICIAL and @RICCARDOTISCI17
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Musicians love to collaborate, not only on music but on life experiences as well, which is why their entourages are huge. If you’re a musician, you probably surround yourself with like-minded girlfriends who enjoy the same tunes, which is likely to be the reason we’ve spotted Haim hanging out with Lorde, Taylor Swift, and Ellie Goulding.
Starring: Angel Haze, Grimes, and the Haim sisters
Photos: Courtesy of @HAIMTHEBAND
The ‘It’ Girls
“It” girls band together because they live in the same fishbowl of public scrutiny, where any change in style could provoke a massive trend and any personal news instantly becomes tabloid fodder. For that reason, they tend to flock together, but are usually private about their personal time with friends.
Photo: Courtesy of GETTY IMAGES
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Bloggers were introduced as “New Media” some time ago, but now they are forging a new path as the media in some circles. New territory can feel lonely, which is why you’ll often see bloggers in packs at Fashion Week. Mutual support goes a long way toward lasting friendship.
Starring: Kristina Bazan, Aimee Song, and Dani Song
Photo: Courtesy of @KRISTINA_BAZAN
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