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Naomi Campbell charges admission to birthday party in France

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Party thrower Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell’s not-so-star-studded Cannes party is over, and now it’s time to count the cash.

The ageless supermodel turned 45 over the weekend with a big bash where partygoers rubbed elbows with only a few of the “confirmed” guests they’d paid to meet, according to our insiders.

While our save-the-date card must’ve gotten lost in the mail, Confidenti@l has obtained an email invite to the “exclusive” party. The invitation — sent from a private concierge company, no less — reads like the average nightclub flyer, all the way down to selling entry.

“Naomi will be attending with a guest list of up to 200 of her close personal friends,” reads the missive. The email’s most striking line: “It is a private event with a number of high profile guests and we do not wish to sell to non-VIP’s.”

At least one attendee who saw that email was shocked to hear that guests could buy their way into the shindig.

“People paid to get on the guest list,” moaned our spy, telling us that “VIPs” allegedly dropped upwards of $ 1,800 to party alongside stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Mary J. Blige. The invite also promised visits from Rihanna, Kate Moss and Harvey Weinstein — none of whom our numerous insiders spotted.

“Naomi wanted to capitalize on the prestigious group of people that were at the (Cannes) film festival and amfAR,”said our underwhelmed spy. “They’re lucky Leo showed up.”

The source also noted that the “Titanic” star, who’s repped by the same PR firm as Campbell, packed on a few pounds over the winter.

“He looked like Santa Claus, and I don’t just mean the beard,” snickered our snitch, adding that the promise of models — of which there were plenty — surely helped lure the “Wolf of Wall Street.”

Others on hand included Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who reportedly arrived by helicopter before attending Sunday’s Grand Prix race in nearby Monaco.

In true Meatpacking District fashion, Campbell’s “exclusive” invite also promised “open bar and celebrity performances from renowned deejays.”

The venue, billed as “an exclusive fortress,” wound up being the Chateau Saint-Jeannet just outside Nice, a fact revealed to most guests only on the day of the party. Campbell looked great but arrived fashionably late.

“A lot of the billionaires were a bit upset because she didn’t show up until midnight,” said our insider. “Everyone else started arriving at 9 p.m.”

A Campbell rep assured us that the British beauty would not be keeping her birthday loot.

“Some guests were invited to make a donation to support her charity, Fashion for Relief, in conjunction with their attendance at the event,” we’re told.

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