Tang's away, but Naomi plays

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 September, 2003, 12:00am

Supermodel Naomi Campbell arrives today on a low-key visit with her beau, 30-something Matteo Marzotto, who is the chief operating officer of Valentino. The couple arrive after celebrating the opening of a new Valentino store in Singapore.

It just so happens that Matteo is a multi-millionaire and a member of the Marzotto empire, which includes brand names such as Valentino, Hugo Boss and Gianfranco Ferre.

However, Naomi's close friend, David Tang of Shanghai Tang fame, will not be in town to entertain the feisty catwalk queen.

The two last hung out a year or so ago when he took her to Shanghai to open one of his stores.

'Unfortunately I am in London right now and will be in New York on Wednesday,' he told CitySeen. 'She called me last week to ask me to take her to the China Club and Cipriani's, but because I am not there I have no control of where she is going.'

But Campbell will be sure to have fun even without Tang. Following in the bootsteps of the Real Madrid lads, she has booked the ultra-exclusive Dragon-i club for a private party.