The ultimate guide to Taylor Swift’s many Hollywood BFFs (Karlie, Lorde, Selena + more)
We’ve heard of people collecting art, wine and shoes (our bank accounts can attest to that one). But collecting friends might also be a thing. If it is, Taylor Swift has the most exquisitely curated collection we’ve ever seen. The hottest runway models? Check. Chart-topping singers? Check. Hollywood’s biggest names? Check. Team Taylor is rapidly growing and lately her Instagram reads more like a promotional campaign for the crew than a peek into her girls’ nights.
Pics of Taylor hosting a star-studded BBQ with Lorde and Empire’s Serayah McNeill or decorating Gigi Hadid’s new NYC apartment with Kendall Jenner are just a few of the recent posts filling her feed. In between costume changes at her 1989 World Tour, Taylor plays clips of her ultra-famous besties, Selena Gomez, Haim, Cara Delevingne and Jamie King, recounting stories of their friendship with the pop princess. It’s unclear what the added musical value is but the crowd obviously eats it up. The latest example of her celeb squad? The highly anticipated “Bad Blood” video. Lily Aldridge, Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss and Lena Dunham are just a handful of her BFFs starring in the mini movie that was released this Sunday. The girls are decked out in their fiercest Kill Bill uniforms and (with a ton of aid from special effects) display some epically badass moves. If we were ever in trouble this is the team to call.
So how did TayTay accumulate BFF status with so many of today’s biggest names? It seems many of these friendships were started through social media shout outs. If Swift sends out some Twitter props or shows a little insta-love to an unsuspecting starlet, it’s a pretty good sign that a new addition to the clique is brewing. But only the brightest of stars seem to attract the singer. So who will be the newest inductee into the ultimate girl gang? We know Elizabeth Olsen has been vocal about being a viable candidate. We’ll just have to watch our feeds and see.
See Taylor and all her girls kick butt in the new “Bad Blood” video: