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For Roberto Cavalli, Kate Moss is just another dumb block of pine, waiting to be sculpted by his fine hands.

Published August 12, 2008 4:45PM (EDT)

I'm not one to go gaga for models -- I just recently figured out who the hell Agyness Deyn is -- but there's something cold and tasteless about designer Roberto Cavalli's take on models in a soon-to-be-released interview with (of all places!) Observer Food Monthly. Excerpts appear today on New York magazine's Web site:

"For me, models are just pieces of wood that I carve to make clothes look beautiful. There are thousands of models like all other models. Naomi Campbell is the same way."

Look, I've suffered through enough cycles of "America's Next Top Model" to realize there's some artistry involved in modeling, not to mention a personal magnetism. For shame, Cavalli. Somewhere, Naomi Campbell's assistant just took a cellphone to the head.

By Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, "Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget."

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