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.
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.”