EXCLUSIVE: Lindt Is Creating a 25 Lbs. Golden Globe Statuette Made Entirely of Chocolate — Get the Details

01/05/2016 at 02:13 PM ET

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Some people spend their whole lives dreaming of a Golden Globe award. We, however, are more interested in the 25 lbs. pure chocolate replica that will be built for the ceremony.

Dimo Simatos, the Lindt Master Chocolatier, was charged with crafting the giant chocolate ‘statuette‘, which he will prepare for the event on Sunday. Constructing the sculpture will take roughly 14 hours and 120 bars of dark chocolate to make, and requires a detailed understanding of how chocolate melts, as well as a trained hand to carve the details.

And Simatos is more than up for the task. To start, he’ll research the statuette’s dimensions, which requires putting a grid over an image of the award and measuring its ratios, allowing him to enlarge it to the proper, scalable size.

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“To begin creating the actual sculpture, I will melt Lindt chocolate and then cool correctly. This process is called tempering,” he tells PEOPLE. “Tempering will allow me to take the liquid chocolate and pour it into various molds. Upon cooling, the mold will release the chocolate and provide the desired shape for the sculpture. I will then use various polycarbonate and metal chocolate molds, such as spheres, rings and cones to create the defined structure of the award.”

For finishing touches, Simatos will use a small paring knife to clean the edges and then add a clear, edible glaze for a lifelike sheen.

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Now, to the question on everybody’s mind: Who gets to eat the statuette? No one. (Tragic, we know.) Lindt, the award ceremony’s “Official Confectioner Partner,” will set up the chocolate replica inside the Golden Globes lounge for admiring purposes only.

— Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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