Supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid mark Father’s Day and pay tribute to their dads

British supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a photo with her “papa,” the late Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa. (AFP)
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Updated 22 June 2020

Supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid mark Father’s Day and pay tribute to their dads

DUBAI: Instagram feeds were flooded with special tributes to dads on Sunday as supermodels took to social media to marked Father’s Day.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a photo with her “papa,” the late Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa, who had raised her since she was 15-years-old.

“Happy Father’s Day to my Papa Azzedine Alaia!!! My forever inspiration, strength and heart, I MISS YOU TODAY AND EVERYDAY,” the 50-year-old catwalk star wrote on Instagram.

Speaking at Dubai Mall’s 10-year anniversary event in 2018 – a year after Alaïa’s death – Campbell expressed her admiration for the award-winning designer.

 “I have so much respect for him. For me, he was the most unique designer in the world. He was very non-judgmental. He was a perfectionist and he did his own shows on his own time,” Campbell said.

Part-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid also took to Instagram to share a collage of pictures with her father, the real-estate mogul Mohamed Hadid.

“Happy Father’s Day Mohamed Hadid I love you sooooo much! Thank you for the best siblings, best food, best stories, and best laughs, Daddio,” wrote Hadid, who is expecting her first child with former One Direction star Zayn Malik.

The 25-year-old runway star also said she dedicated her Food Network appearance on Sunday to her father. 

Her siblings Anwar and Bella Hadid also dedicated a few posts on Instagram to honor their father.



Same same!! Love u OG!! Happy fathers day

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Meanwhile, Egyptian-Moroccan-Dutch model Imaan Hammam took the opportunity to mark Father’s Day by celebrating both her parents and grandmother, sharing their picture with her 920,000 followers.

“This picture makes me so happy Mama, Oma, Papa in Casablanca .... they have taught me so much, but one of the most important lessons was love,” the 23-year-old wrote. “Loving yourself and having the confidence to go out in the world and pursue your dreams... and loving others and all of our differences that make us individuals. Happy Father’s Day.”


Bella Hadid lands Michael Kors fashion campaign

Updated 23 September 2020

Bella Hadid lands Michael Kors fashion campaign

DUBAI: The fashion campaigns just keep rolling in for Bella Hadid. The part-Palestinian model was selected to star in the new Michael Kors fall 2020 ad campaign, which was shot by Swedish photographer Mikael Jansson. 

Appearing alongside models Luke Maehlmann and Kendall Harrison, the half-Dutch catwalker looks the part of a rock star on tour wearing bohemian designs, oversized felt hats, patchwork prints, yellow-tinted aviator sunglasses and leather handbags.

“The campaign channels the ultimate in rock star glamour,” said Michael Kors in a release. “The laid-back cool, the attitude and the star power.”

For Hadid, who has been an ambassador for Michael Kors since 2018 and featured in the brand’s spring 2019, holiday 2019 and spring 2020 ready-to-wear campaigns, working with the American house is familiar territory.

The 23-year-old has long been a muse for the American label and has also walked for the brand during New York Fashion Week.

The designer announced in June that he has opted out of New York Fashion Week’s fall edition this year in favor of a presentation in either October or November. Whether or not the new campaign can be taken as a barometer of the label’s forthcoming spring 2021 collection, something tells us that house favorite, Bella, could be involved. 

Indeed, the younger sister of Gigi Hadid hasn’t let the global health pandemic slow her down. In fact, she’s been as busy as ever, in spite of the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus.

In addition to her latest work with Michael Kors, the California-bred model also recently appeared in a beauty campaign for Dior as well as British heritage house Burberry’s Pocket Bag campaign.

Hadid also featured in an ad for fine jewelry label Bulgari, shot by Brooklyn-based photographer Tyler Mitchell.

And fashion lovers may recall that back in June, Hadid and Hailey Baldwin Bieber were spotted tanning on a yacht in Sardinia during lockdown.

As it turns out Bieber and Hadid, who were recently revealed as the faces of Versace’s Dylan Turquoise and Dylan Blue women’s fragrances, respectively, were shooting new-season campaigns for the Italian house. 

The part-Arab catwalker was also the star of Calvin Klein’s spring 2020 campaign for its CK Swim range, alongside Italian-Moroccan model Malika El-Maslouhi.