8 Best Instagrams From Vanity Fair’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner After-Party

D.C. powerbrokers and celebrities pose at the magazine’s Instagram Portrait Studio for instant art

Vanity Fair Instagram Portrait Studio

Once a year, journalists, politicians and Hollywood elite come together to rub shoulders at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, alternately dubbed the “Nerd Prom.” But this year, the guest list had a new addition: social media stars.

Millennial multitaskers famous for their YouTube videos, Instagram posts, snaps, tweets and Vines including Tyler Oakley, Bethany Mota, Marcus Johns, Nash Grier and Jerome Jarre (all invited by the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington) made this the most social guest list yet. And nowhere was the influence of social media more obvious than at the Vanity Fair after-party.

Vanity Fair teamed up with Instagram and portrait photographer Jonas Fredwall Karlsson to celebrate 2015’s Vanity Fair/Bloomberg White House Correspondents’ Dinner Party with an Instagram Portrait Studio. From headliner Cecily Strong to Ava DuVernay and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, celebrities and politicians posed for party pics. The instant art, captured at the French Ambassador’s residence immediately following the WHCD, was then uploaded to Vanity Fair’s account on the mobile app.


A stunning portrait of @OITNB star @LaverneCox at the #VFWHCD party. Photograph by @jonasfredwallkarlsson. #WHCD A photo posted by Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) on


The Honorable Antonin Scalia and @KatieCouric. Photograph by @jonasfredwallkarlsson. #VFWHCD A photo posted by Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) on

  Andre Holland and @directher Ava DuVernay pose together for their #VFWHCD portrait. Photograph by @jonasfredwallkarlsson.   A photo posted by Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) on


  The 2015 host of the #WHCD @CecilyStrong. Photograph by @jonasfredwallkarlsson.   A photo posted by Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) on

Stars such as Jenna Dewan Tatum and Jesse Tyler Ferguson also shared memorable moments to their own Instagram accounts.

This is appropriate for the #WHCD right?? #chrissyteigen #katiecouric A photo posted by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennaldewan) on

At the White House Corespondents Dinner with these fools!   A photo posted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) on


#TeamInternet taking over #WHCD! A photo posted by tyleroakley (@tyleroakley) on