In 2022, TikTok may have been the most popular influencer of them all—but we’re probably a bit biased; social media is our job. All things considered, there is no denying the influence of the social media app. But if you’re trying to define this past year through TikTok’s lens, there may be no better, more succinct way to do it than by looking at the posts that you, our @voguemagazine community, devoured by the millions.
The uber-viral Kardashian/Jenner/Barker clan made the top-10 list three times, which comes as a surprise to no one. In the fashion sphere, however, an unexpected accessory proved its runaway appeal: Condom gloves, as seen on Botter’s spring 2023 runway, will forever have us perplexed and inspired to stay weird.
No Vogue recap is complete without a nod to the Met Gala, of course. And the numbers don’t lie: The largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute reigned supreme and collectively delivered the most viral moments of the year, thanks, no doubt, to the next-level red carpet looks. We look forward to seeing how our favorite stars are going to interpret next year’s theme.
What will 2023’s top-10 list include? Only time will tell. You know you love us. Xoxo, Vogue Social.
10. It’s Your Girl
We posted this 2021 throwback ahead of the 2022 Met Gala because we literally couldn’t stop talking about this moment, between Meg Thee Stallion and live stream host Keke Palmer. We would be at our desks singing it every day: “It’s Meg Thee Stallion, you know it’s your girl!” Now it’s in our heads again.
9. The Oscars
Oscars 2022. Next.
8. Homecoming King and Queen
Our hearts are with every social media manager who survived the Kim and Pete relationship of 2022.
7. Get Handsy
Were they balloons? Were they condoms? Our hands are tied and covered in mysterious blue goo when it comes to this hotly debated topic from Botter’s runway. Who says fashion can’t be fun (and slightly naughty)?
6. Spray Me Away
If you somehow escaped this video of Bella Hadid having a dress spray-painted onto her body on the Coperni runway…first of all, we take that personally. Second of all, here’s your chance. (Unofficial third of all: Seeing your Halloween costumes gave us life.)
5. Go to Brooklyn for Cheese