There’s a lot you can miss when scrolling through your Instagram feed, which is why we did the civic duty of bringing you the best of the best Instagrams from 2014. Even if you saw these scenes when they were first posted, certain moments are so epic they beg to be recognized again and again. Take a visual ride through these amazing Instagrams, the combined greatness of which just might break the Internet for real.
Be still our hearts, we can only handle so much icon status in one photo! Lively and Beyoncé posed together with similar necklines and waistlines at a Gucci event in June of this year.
The moment when Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams posed as Austrian royalty for the Chanel Métiers d’Arts show in Salzburg, cast by Karl Lagerfeld, obviously made our list.
And then of course there was the darling photo of Chanel’s creative mastermind and his muse together in all their glam glory.
Blasberg has a flair for photos, as we documented in a separate post here, but this photo of the fashion editor surrounded by a glowing bevy of models topped our list for the year.
In one of the absolute very best Instagrams of the year, Tisci captioned his announcement of Julia Roberts as the new face of Givenchy with a perfectly concise and revelatory “Welcome Dear Julia.” Followed up with the adorable hashtags, #gang, #icon, #love, #family, and #welcometothegang.
When two men with really great hair were snapped looking like someone had just made the funniest joke of all time. Both were wearing sunglasses, Lagerfeld was holding an iPhone, Leto was rocking chambray, and everything was right in the world. Not to mention how rare it is to see Lagerfeld smile, let alone laugh!
Karlie Kloss’ stunning cape shot from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show—talk about #pelvage.
Because she fit right in with the leggy blonde crew.
Besties Kloss and Swift were photographed from behind, in black in white, in this breathtaking backstage photo from the show.
The photo that really almost broke the Internet? When Jenner announced herself as the new face of Estee Lauder over Instagram.
Kanye West and his bride created a fashion photo for the ages when they posed alongside Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell at Riccardo Tisci’s 40th birthday bash in Ibiza. With four power players that major in one photo, this just may be the best Instagram of 2014.
We can say for certain that little North is growing up to be quite the style star.
Seriously, how does she look so amazing? This jaw-dropping snap of the iconic supermodel at Mario Testino’s 60th birthday party in October of this year solidified Campbell’s status as an age-defier. The super-cool theme of the party was ‘40s Havana, and Campbell brought her A-game to the glamorous affair.
Regardless of how you feel about Kim and Kanye, the beauty and glamour of this shot cannot be denied. Kim posted the first photo from their wedding, shot by Mario Testino, in May of this year, and it went on to become the most liked Instagram of 2014 with 2.4 million hearts.
Because only Rihanna can look this chic for a trip to the Oval Office.
Sarah Jessica Parker caused a bit of controversy in the residential NYC neighborhood where it was shot, but made Sex and the City fangirls’ dreams come true when she posed some of Carrie’s most famous shoes on the character’s infamous front stoop from the show for a photoshoot.
Solange stole our hearts (and garnered plenty on Instagram) with this breathtaking photo from her dreamy all-white wedding. #swoon
Looking completely unlike her usual glamorous, feminine self, Swift shocked us with this pared-down, tomboy-cool cover photo for Wonderland.
The only thing more awesome than this photo was watching it happen live at the Oscars, as A-list stars crowded around the camera facing a challenge we’ve all come across within our friend groups: trying to fit everyone into the frame.
Rihanna showed up to the amfAR Gala in Los Angeles wearing this stunning, revealing cutout dress from Tom Ford’s S/S 15 collection. If looks could kill.
What was your favorite Instagram moment of 2014? Sound off in the comments!