All the Ways Gigi Hadid Celebrated Her Birthday Week

Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift Instagram - H 2016


In the fashion realm, Gigi Hadid's birthday is the equivalent of a national holiday.

As such, the supermodel and her legion of super friends — superstar Taylor Swift and supermodel Kendall Jenner included — reserved the entire week beginning April 22 (the day before Hadid's actual day of birth) for festivities in Hadid's honor. Private jets? Check. Crazy cakes? Check. Photo booths? Obviously, check.

Let's begin with the Hadid family's birthday brunch, which brought together siblings Anwar and Bella, as well as equally attractive half siblings Alana and Marielle Hadid.

Behold the hotness:


My loves all together for @gigihadid pre-birthday family lunch.

A photo posted by Marielle Hadid (@mariellemama) on

And this would be cake No. 1:

Awww, the boys! (Anwar; father Mohamed Hadid; Alana's boyfriend, Mikey Leo; and Bella's boyfriend, The Weeknd):


these angels #missing2 @anwarhadid @mohamedhadid @mikey_leo @abelxo

A photo posted by Alana Hadid (@lanzybear) on

Next, we move on to the Hadid beach outing. Remember, this is a family in which every member is/was a professional model, with the exception of Mohamed, who very well could be.

Here's Bella showing Gigi some love:


#1 fan

A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

Here's mom Yolanda Hadid doing her thing:


ok ummm hiii mom! @yolanda.hadid hotness

A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

Zayn Malik was there, too:


A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on

How artsy, Gigi:


best birthday

A photo posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on

On Monday, Gigi treated her fans to a swanky throwback photo (featuring bleached blonde Taylor Swift), showing the pair en route to Coachella via private jet, naturally.

More cake:


Birthday Weekend Goals-met vibes. One night at Coachella, thank you T!

A photo posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on

Which brings us to cake No. 3, courtesy of boyfriend-of-the-year Zayn, who topped his confection with a horse, as an homage to Gigi's favorite pastime. As she noted on Twitter, he won the unofficial birthday cake-off.

And finally, the big shebang: Thursday evening's birthday bash at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, where Kardashians, Victoria's Secret Angels and even John Mayer turned up — the perfect recipe for a fairy-tale L.A. soiree.

Swift quoted boyfriend Calvin Harris to caption her photo-booth Instagram picture with Lily Aldridge and the Haim sisters:


We say nothing more than we need. @haimtheband @lilyaldridge

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Gigi also commemorated the coming together of friends new and old:


When high school and post-high-school BFF's are united

A photo posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on

We can only assume that the 21-year-old — finally of legal drinking age — also celebrated with a cocktail (or two). Early on in the evening, Gigi tweeted a martini-glass emoji.