CELEBRITY: Naomi Campbell hosts star-studded birthday bash for boyfriend in India

Published: November 8, 2012

AFP

Fireworks light the night sky at the Umaid Bhawan palace hotel, venue of a birthday party arranged by supermodel Naomi Campbell for her Russian boyfriend Vladimir Doronin, after midnight early on Nov. 8, 2012. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

JODHPUR, India — A star-studded guestlist including Kate Moss and Bob Geldof gathered in India on Wednesday for a lavish 50th birthday party arranged by supermodel Naomi Campbell for her Russian billionaire boyfriend.

Campbell has organized extravagant celebrations for Vladimir Doronin in Jodhpur, hiring out the huge fort that dominates the city, flying in Diana Ross for a live performance and booking a whole five-star hotel for accommodation.

Reports that a number of the 200 guests, who include the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, would play elephant polo were dismissed by Campbell in a statement issued by her spokesman.

Some animal rights campaigners believe the sport is cruel and had criticized Campbell for planning to hold a game, but she said she was “extremely upset” by the claims and that no polo was ever planned as part of the celebrations.

Colourful sofas, cushions and carpets were being laid out in courtyards inside the Mehrangarh Fort ahead of the party on Wednesday evening, with the fort’s dramatic walls expected to be lit in pink and yellow lights.

A huge mock poster of Doronin as James Bond and Campbell as a Bond girl was also on display at the venue as hundreds of workers rushed to complete last-minute preparations.

The Press Trust of India news agency said that 12 chartered planes had been laid on to bring in guests, who were chauffeured in vintage cars from the city’s small airport to their rooms at the luxury Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel.

“We have provided them with 50 policemen and 50 home-guards, who will take care of the security arrangements outside the fort and from the airport,” senior Rajasthan state police officer Rahul Prakash told PTI.

Naomi Campbell has been dating Vladimir Doronin since 2008 and the couple currently live together in Moscow. Twitter photo

Campbell, 42, has been dating Doronin since 2008 and the couple currently live together in Moscow.

They have a record of throwing elaborate parties for each other, with Doronin hosting a major party for Campbell’s 40th birthday on the French Riviera.

Additionally, according to various British and India media reports, the celebration was split over several nights – the first was a party with an Indian theme while the second was 1930s black tie a la The Great Gatsby-themed.

The menu included regional specialties such as kair-sangri, bajra-roti, dal fry, kadhi, mix vegetable, lal maas, and tava roti.

Meanwhile, although attendees featured some of the fashion world’s biggest names like Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova and Karolina Kurkova, the guest list also reportedly included such Hollywood heavyweights as Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith.





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