Meet The Squad: Taylor Swift's powerful friendship group
Her appearance at this weekend's British Summer Time saw her nearest and dearest join their ringleader on the stage before 65,000 cheering fans.
Meet The Swift Squad: Angel, heiress, reality TV princess… but how much is Taylor’s girl gang REALLY worth?
- Taylor, 25, has forged a strong network of powerful female friends
- Includes Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and now Kendall Jenner
- Crew joined her on stage at this weekend’s British Summer Time
By BIANCA LONDON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 30 June 2015
She’s the global pop phenomenon who was recently named as the youngest woman ever to make it onto the prestigious Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.
With five platinum albums and seven Grammy awards to her name from a nine-year-career, a wardrobe to boot and super hot DJ Calvin Harris as arm candy, Taylor Swift has successfully cemented her status as the globe’s savviest star.
And, behind the scenes, Taylor, who has a net worth of £127m, has been forging the hottest and most powerful network of female friends.
The Squad: Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, Martha Hunt, Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid partied together at British Summer Time this weekend. So how does Taylor know each of the women and how did she create the coolest - and wealthiest - girl group in history?
Her appearance at this weekend’s British Summer Time was case in point. Her nearest and dearest flew in to support their ringleader before joining her on the stage before 65,000 cheering fans.
From up-and-coming Victoria’s Secret Angel, Martha Hunt, to catwalk stalwart Cara Delevingne, FEMAIL examines how the leggy 5ft 10in star has aligned herself with Hollywood’s coolest network of ladies who, together, have the same amount of Instagram followers as the population of the UK.
Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Serena Williams, Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne perform onstage during The 1989 World Tour at Hyde Park
Here come the girls! Taylor welcomed her squad on stage at this weekend’s summer festival - and the crowd went wild
THE SUPERMODEL: KARLIE KLOSS
Estimated net worth of £2.5m
Possibly Taylor’s closest friend, the pair met when Taylor performed at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret show.
The pair quickly grew close, going on a road trip and getting ready for the Met Gala together.
Karlie is one of Taylor’s most powerful pals and, at the tender age of 22, the American supermodel has a dazzling career most women can only dream of.
Karlie Kloss, who is one of the fashion industry’s most successful young models, is arguably Taylor’s best friends
And most recently, the catwalk queen, style icon and Victoria’s Secret angel added another string to her beautiful bow as the latest ‘spokesmodel’ for L'Oréal Paris.
The young star, who Forbes say has an estimated £2.55m ($4m) net worth, was chosen by the French beauty giant because of her 'powerful walk, unique freshness and amazing energy’.
Karlie was discovered at a local benefit runway show and in 2007 she signed with Elite Model Management.
The pair quickly grew close, going on a road trip and getting ready for the Met Gala together
Karlie, seen on a roadtrip with Taylor, has featured in advertisements for every major fashion house from Alexander McQueen and YSL to Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton, and has, of course, walked the Victoria’s Secret runway
Her first modelling appearance was for Abercrombie and Fitch and in 2008 she walked 31 runways in New York Fashion Week and closed for Marc Jacob’s iconic show.
Her success spanned much further than the American coasts too. She went on to walk 20 shows in Milan, 13 in Paris and was named the best model by People magazine the same year.
She has featured in advertisements for every major fashion house from Alexander McQueen and YSL to Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton, and has, of course, walked the Victoria’s Secret runway.
The model, who once walked 64 shows in a fashion week season, also starred as the clothes horse for Tamara Mellon’s range, Chanel’s Coco Noir scent and Nike.
She also has her own range of dairy and gluten-free sweet treats called Karlie’s Kookies and lives in a Manhattan home in the city’s most sought-after area a few blocks off the Hudson River.
Key features of Kloss’s luxury townhouse, which she purchased in 2012 for £1.25m ($1.97m), include a spacious eat-in kitchen, walk-in closet space, an outdoor terrace and a basement 'den’.
The pair constantly hang out, dining, roadtripping and touring around the world together.
Karlie Kloss, second from right, Martha Hunt and Gigi Hadid join Taylor for dinner
(L-R) Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne at ELLE Woman of the Year Awards
The four music and modelling power players seen partying together at the Brits
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