FATHER'S DAY

How Kim Kardashian, Michelle Obama, and More Celebrated Father’s Day On Instagram

Because what is a holiday without a perfectly curated Instagram?


There are a few key ingredients to the perfect Father’s Day festivities: family time, of course, a nice cook-out, a cold beer, perhaps even a round of golf. And, because it is 2017, the expertly curated, just sentimental enough Instagram post.

In this day and age, no holiday is complete without proof of celebration on social media, preferably a throwback photo that nods to the day at hand. For Father’s Day 2017, the celebrity set certainly did not disappoint, with plenty of old pictures, weepy captions, and just enough hashtags populating your entire Instagram feed.

Michelle Obama nailed all three, posting an image of Barack with a young Sasha and Malia with the caption, “Happy #FathersDay, @BarackObama. Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you.” Stella McCartney got in two celebrations out in one ‘gram—today is also Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday—writing, “Happy birthday and happy Father’s Day dad….I am so blessed to have you in my heart and soul, you inspire every day. I love you x Stella.”

Many moms went with two posts: one for their father, and one for the father of their children, such as Victoria Beckham, who posted an image of her dad, as well as one of David Beckham with their brood, writing, “The best daddy in the world!!! We all love u so, so much X kisses from us all x”

Kim Kardashian, meanwhile, opted for three posts, including two for Kanye—one for Saint, one for North, naturally—and one for her own father, Robert Kardashian. “God I am so lucky you were my dad. I remember right before you passed away I thanked you for everything u taught me & I told u I would raise my kids with everything I learned from you, whenever that time would come. Well I kept my promise dad! Thank you for being the best!” she wrote on the latter.

Here, a look at how the celebrity set celebrated Father’s Day:

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George Clooney photographed by Emma Summerton for W Magazine, December/January 2014.

Emma Summerton

Brad Pitt Photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012.

Mario Sorrenti

Idris Elba photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2014.

Juergen Teller

Justin Timberlake photographed by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, October 2011.

Michael Thompson

David Beckham photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, September 2007.

Steven Klein

Eddie Redmayne photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.

Tim Walker

Benedict Cumberbatch photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.

Tim Walker

Chris Hemsworth photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, October 2017.

Mario Sorrenti

Matthew McConaughey photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2014.

Juergen Teller

Ryan Gosling photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, October 2010.

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Edward Norton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.

Tim Walker

Ashton Kutcher photographed by Mark Seliger for W Magazine, June/July 2017.

Mark Seliger

Bruce Willis photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 2009.

Steven Klein

Javier Bardem photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2013.

Juergen Teller

Pharrell Williams photographed by Joshua White, art by Urs Fischer, for W Magazine, 2014.

Joshua White and Urs Fischer

Richard Gere photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, November 2012.

Craig McDean

Denzel Washington photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2013.

Juergen Teller

Bradley Cooper photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, July 2018.

Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Ben Affleck photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2013.

Juergen Teller

Ethan Hawke photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.

Tim Walker

Dane DeHaan photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, April 2017.

Craig McDean

Tom Ford photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, January 2006.

Steven Klein

Paul Rudd photographed by Andreas Laszlo Konrath for W Magazine, February 2011.

Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Michael Douglas photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine, February 2011.

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Will Ferrell photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2014.

Juergen Teller

Antonio Banderas photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012.

Mario Sorrenti

Mahershala Ali photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine, February 2017.

Craig McDean

Tom Hanks photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2018.

Juergen Teller

Kanye West photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, October 2016.

Mario Sorrenti
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