A Who's Who Guide to Taylor Swift's Fourth of July Party

Know your squad.


This afternoon, Taylor Swift posted her full, curated Fourth of July party album. There were matching friendship swimsuits! A pregnant Blake Lively! A scared-looking Ryan Reynolds! A bouncy slide! And of course, the requisite bikini portrait, which was full of some familiar squad members and some newbies.

So...who made the cut for this year's bestiegram?

A Quick Breakdown of Who's Who (And Just Why They Got an Invite)

1. Alana Haim | @babyhaim

One third of the Haim sisters (Danielle and Este are the other two members, who were also there), longtime friends of Taylor Swift. Haim opened for her 1989 World Tour last year. Their public friendship began with a string of girl crush tweets back in October 2014.

And an Insta-official hangout in December 2014:

They went to Swift's Fourth of July party last year, too.

2. Britany LaManna (née Maack) | @britmaack

A childhood friend of Swift's, or as Swift describes her, "my partner in crime at Brownies sleep-away camp."

If you recall, Swift was the maid of honor at LaManna's wedding this March, where she made this speech that went viral on their friendship and love. It starts at the 6:40 mark:

LaManna was also at Swift's party last year, tagged with Haim in the same towel jump Insta.

3. Martha Hunt | @marhunt

A Victoria's Secret Angel who Swift met while performing at the 2013 and 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. They were first seen out in public together in January 2015.

Hunt appeared in "Bad Blood" and attended Swift's Fourth of July party last year. She also got media attention for defending Swift on Twitter last July, when singer Edward Droste posted a pic of a tabloid column and accused Swift of being a mean girl:

Swift has since given Hunt an Insta birthday tribute, the mark of VIP girl gang status.

4. Halston Sage | @halstonsage

A 23-year-old actress who appeared in Neighbors and Paper Towns alongside Swift BFF Delevingne. She first was spotted hanging with Swift last April at a barbecue Swift and then-boyfriend Calvin Harris threw. Sage was a new inductee alongside Empire's Serayah.

5. Cara Delevingne | @caradelevingne

A top model-turned-actress who, like Swift, once dated Harry Styles (or so it was rumored). They had a saucy moment at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show:

Delevingne then appeared with Swift again in February 2014, where they and Ed Sheeran sang at the U.S. ambassador's house.

But their public friendship started in December 2014 when she and fellow Styles ex Kendall Jenner were spotted leaving Swift's NYC apartment after spending the night there, post-Victoria's Secret Fashion Show viewing party.

The friendship has been pretty steady since with Delevingne appearing on the 1989 World Tour with Swift and starring in "Bad Blood."

6. Taylor Swift | @taylorswift

The star of the show and the forever queen of Fourth of July.

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7. Abigail Anderson | abigail_lauren

Swift's best friend who just got engaged. As Swift once told Oprah, "We met when I was 15. First day of school freshman year we sat next to each other in English. She wanted to be a swimmer and go off on a college scholarship for swimming and I wanted to be a singer." Both happened. Anderson has been there for everything—Grammy dates! Party photo booths! The ups and the downs!

She made news recently for her card to Swift post-Calvin Harris breakup.

8. Ruby Rose | @rubyrose

DJ, Orange Is the New Black star, and the Internet's crush. Swift and Rose were first spotted hanging out during New Year's Eve. They partied together in Las Vegas while Swift's then-BF Calvin Harris performed.

In April, Swift made a surprise appearance at the GLAAD Awards to present her with an award. The appearance brought Rose to tears.

Rose wrote a lengthy post seemingly defending Swift and, more broadly, other people who have been shamed for "moving on too quickly from an ex" last week.

9. Harley Gusman | @harleygusman

A model and the co-founder of Truly Organic personal care products and Ruby Rose's girlfriend. They were first linked together in June.

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10. Blake Lively | @blakelively

An actress who now fights sharks and previously fought with frenemy Blair Waldrof as Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl. Lively and Swift surprised everyone when they posted a photo jumping around together in Australia.

Lively followed that up by baking Swift a very special birthday pie, which as Ryan Reynolds and Leonardo DiCaprio can attest, is her foolproof way of winning everyone's heart.

11. Gigi Hadid | @gigihadid

One of Swift's very best friends, who she frequently spends time with. Swift has been with Hadid in the worse of times (taking her on a post-breakup hike), the best of times (taking her on a private jet to Coachella for her 21st birthday), and all the times in between (lip syncing with her on a couch while watching Grease! Live, for one).

Hadid starred in "Bad Blood" but their friendship goes all the way back to March 2014. The first public trace was this photobomb of Swift with Karlie Kloss and Hadid at a pre-Oscars party.

12. Karlie Kloss | @karliekloss

A devoted, longtime friend of Swift's who officially met her at the 2013 Victoria's Secret fashion show and became BFFs straight after. A year before they met in January 2012, Swift mentioned how much she loved Kloss and wanted to bake cookies with her. Kloss responded then "Your kitchen or mine?" on Twitter.

Since, they've done two Victoria's Secret fashion shows together, shared a magazine cover, and had many other outings together.

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Kloss famously fifth-wheeled on Swift's London date with Calvin Harris, Gigi Hadid, and Hadid's then-boyfriend Joe Jonas, the mark of the truest friend.

Notable People Not in That Portrait Who Were There:

Tom Hiddleston: Swift's new boyfriend of two weeks and/or music video star. He wore a tank that said "I Heart T.S." which sent the Internet in a frenzy.

Ryan Reynolds: Blake Lively's husband.

Benjamin LaManna: Britany Maack's husband.

St. Vincent: An indie singer and Cara Delevingne's girlfriend.

Este Haim and Danielle Haim: The other two Haim sisters.

Matt Lucier: Abigail Anderson's fiancé.

Josh Kushner: Karlie Kloss's boyfriend.

Austin Swift: Taylor Swift's very handsome brother, who once threw out Yeezys to defend Tay's honor.

Rachel Platten: A country singer best known for her hit "Fight Song" who appeared on Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour.

Uzo Aduba: Orange Is the New Black actress who appeared on the the 1989 World Tour World Tour.

Kennedy Raye: A model who last hung out with Swift at Coachella.

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