British supermodel Naomi Campbell's 33rd birthday turned out to be an occasion to remember - when 1,200 of her "real friends" turned out to celebrate it with her.

South London native Campbell held a big soiree on Saturday (24MAY03) in St Tropez, France, at Nikki Beach, where she was joined by the likes of Bono, rap mogul Damon Dash, Ivana Trump and fashion designers DOMENICO DOLCE and STEFANO GABBANA.

Some of the guests brought gifts, but that wasn't important for Campbell, who spent last week (ends23MAY03) in St Tropez on her yacht LADY BLUE, which she co-owns with ex-beau Flavio Briatore.

She says, "I'm just very, very happy. All my real friends that love me are here.

"The people are the gifts to me. People came from so far - Turkey, Hong Kong, New York, Brazil."

Guests feasted on a buffet of French, Italian, and Thai food and drank MOET + CHANDON champagne.

28/05/2003 02:02