2014: the fashion year in Instagram

Backstage, front row, up close — and very personal. ‘Like’ it or not, the social media site transformed fashion. Our calendar charts the seasons in snaps

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January

01 Cara Delevingne and Rihanna see in the new year at home. #nyedinneratmyplace (@badgirlriri). Likes: 305,000

02 How to dress for a polar vortex: model Daria Werbowy peers from her parka in “-30°” (@dotwillow). Likes: 2,700

19 Donatella Versace and Lady Gaga are #twinsies at a Versace dinner during Paris Couture Week. As observed by @derekblasberg: “Yes, @ladygaga is brushing her hair with a fork.” Likes: 7,900

22 @lindseywixson snaps a selfie backstage with her fellow models at the John Paul Gaultier Couture in Paris. Likes: 5,100

February

20 Throwback Thursday (#TBT): at the end of of London Fashion Week (#LFW) designer @roksandailincic reminds us about her SS14 collection inspired by the Brooklyn artist Julia Dault

21 Long live the logo: Anna Dello Russo serves up Moschino’s fastfood fashion at Milan Fashion Week (@le21eme). Likes: 3,500

27 #Aboutlastnight: Raf Simons, Anna Wintour and Nicolas Ghesquière announce the shortlist for the inaugural LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize, ultimately won by British designer Thomas Tait (@lvmhprizeteam)

28 “Thank you for all the beautiful birthday wishes and my gorgeous flowers,” writes @oliviapalermo. There follows a deluge of love from her 1.7m followers. Likes: 80,300

March

3 Dior Couture and pizza? Jennifer Lawrence makes the look her own at the 86th Academy Awards. Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse say no (@jenniferlawrenceinform)

5 ‘“Another epic pit stop” on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway with new BFFs model @KarlieKloss and singer @TaylorSwift. The shot co-stars a giant seal. Likes: 84,400

20 The marble parquet floor inside Céline’s flagshipMount Street store, London, which opens its (very heavy) doors with typically minimal fanfare (@wallpapermag)

April

7 Petal power: an embroidery detail from Christopher Kane’s botanical SS14 collection inspired by botany books and the reproductive workings of flowers (@christopherkanestudio)

13 “Three blondes, one bachelorette,” writes @derekblasberg, as Cara’s older sister Poppy Delevingne embarks on a first wave of hen-night festivities with Lily Donaldson and Alice Naylor-Leyland. The night earns its own hashtag: #Popdoghen

13 The Duchess of Cambridge wears a blue coat-dress by New Zealand-born designer @emiliawickstead on a royal visit to Wellington, New Zealand

May

6 Charles James inspires the #metball (@metmuseum)

8 #Bringbackourgirls: @alexachung raises awareness. Likes: 49,000

15 Selfie awareness: @therealgracecoddington posts a first doodle on Instagram, is promptly suspended from the site, and inspires #FreeTheNipple. Likes: 4,900

16 Central Saint Martins College of Fashion (@fccsm) mourns the sudden death of professor Louise Wilson: “AN INSPIRATION”

27 And the bride wore Givenchy. Kim Kardashian and singer Kanye West’s union (#Kimyegetswed) generates the most likes ever on Instagram: 2.4m

June

2 Rihanna upstages all at the CFDA Awards (@yusefhairnyc)

5 Phoebe Philo OBE and Lee Radziwill at the Queen’s party in Paris (@suzymenkesvogue)

23 The umpire’s blazer by @ralphlauren at Wimbledon. Likes: 16,300

26 Cowboy chic: Chanel pops up with a shop in Aspen, Colorado (@bat_gio)

July

9 #ladiesinred Giorgio Armani poses with his scarlet women at the Armani Privé couture show in Paris (@armani). Likes: 19,900

8 “Kisses for the champions,” posts Brazilian model @alessandra ambrosia. Alas, her team are thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-final. Likes: 122,000

9 @karllagerfeld has the LOLs with @jaredleto at Chanel couture. Likes: 130,000

22 ‘Summertime!!’ John Galliano (@jgalliano) makes hay with his dog Gypsy

August

20 #icebucketchallenge Anna Wintour gets the viral fundraiser trending. Likes: 27,300

26 “Looks like cake, feels like sweatpants,” says Lena Dunham of her @giambattistapr gown

26 #TBT for #katebush fans as she returns to the stage after 35 years (@baygarnett)

29 Marc Jacobs’ bull terrier @nevillejacobs (96,500 followers) turns two

September

18 @itsjeremyscott announces: “I LOVE THIS GIRL!” of his pop star collaborator @mileycyrus following his secret, psychedelic “Dirty Hippy” spring 2015 show. Likes: 26,800

22 Dolce & Gabanna’s fiery, fiesta-inspired SS15 show (@Thelovemagazine). Likes: 13,200

22 @victoriabeckham opens her luxurious Dover Street store. Likes: 29,700

28 Amal Alamuddin’s epic wedding party in Venice requires a post-ceremony couture dress designed by GiambattistaValli (@giambattistapr). Likes: 15,200

30 @charlotte_free @samrollinson and @georgiamayjagger make up the chicest street protesters on Boulevard Chanel (@caradelevingne). Likes: 271,000

October

9 Michelle Obama wears Oscar de le Renta for the first time (@doublenrich)

16 Alexander Wang launches a 61-piece collection for H&M (@alexanderwangny). Likes: 12,900

20 Nicholas Ghesquière poses at the launch of the Frank Gehry-designed Foundation Louis Vuitton – and the stage of his SS15 show (@suzymenkesvogue).

31 Trick or treat: Derek Blasberg and art collector and editor Dasha Zhukova make like Roy Lichtenstein for Halloween in LA (@derekblasberg). Likes: 7,000

November

3 @Mariotestino celebrates his 60th birthday with a ‘Forties Havana’-themed party at The Chiltern Firehouse - and Kate and Naomi on either arm. Likes: 23,300

9 Model most like-ly: @caradelevingne reaches “8 million followers!!!”. Likes: 309,000

December

1 John Galliano makes a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards to present American Vogue editor Anna Wintour with a prize for Outstanding Achievement (@michelgaubert)

2 #whoosh! Angels Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge et al fly into London for the first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on British soil (@victoriasecret). Likes: 202,000

21 As @eltonjohn and David Furnish marry, son Zachary (four) borrows Furnish’s iPhone to snap younger brother Elijah leaning in on proceedings (#ShareTheLove)

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