Naomi Campbell has paid tribute to Riccardo Tisci on his birthday.

Naomi Campbell and Riccardo Tisci (c) Instagram

Naomi Campbell and Riccardo Tisci (c) Instagram

The Italian fashion designer turned 43 on August 1 and to celebrate his special day the 47-year-old supermodel took to social media to gush about the creative mastermind, in which the brunette beauty hoped the pairs paths will "always be crossed".

Alongside a photograph of Naomi and Riccardo, which has been edited with a black and white filter, was shared on the catwalk icon's Instagram account.

The heartfelt post read: "#happybirthday my darling @riccardotisci17 your shining light still glowing , and on this special day I salute you . May godbless you in all you do I Love you And may our paths always be crossed #family #gang #madeital #unconditionallove#leobabyroar (sic)."

And Naomi is not the only model to reach out to the mogul on his birthday, as Bella Hadid shared a string of five images of her with Riccardo, including one of the fashion muse being styled by Riccardo behind he scenes at a fashion show.

In the post Bella praised Riccardo as a "hardworking, loyal, loving, handsome, kind" man.

She wrote: "Riccy...the genius Happy birthday...Hardworking, loyal, loving, handsome, kind... you deserve everything and more ! (sic)."

The 20-year-old icon continued to thank Riccardo for their "amazing friendship", as she will "cherish" the memories she has shared with the star "forever".

Her post concluded: "Thank you for an amazing friendship and all of the work we have done and will do together.. I will cherish those memories forever ! I love love love love you! Xoxo @riccardotisci17 (sic)."

And fellow model Maria Borges, 24, has sent her well wishes to the Central Saint Martin's alumni, who she has described as her "Guardian Angel".

She tweeted: "Thank you so much my Guardian Angel I wish you all the Best that this life has to Offer... HBday @riccardotisci #forevergrateful (sic)."

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