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The Grammy Awards presents a perfect opportunity to take a few risks on the red carpet—and that doesn't just go for those walking the walk.

Giuliana Rancic, holding court once again with Ryan Seacrest on E!'s Live From the Red Carpet for the 2016 Grammys, was all about elegance with an edge when she decided on what to wear for the biggest night in music.

After perusing a runway's worth of gowns, trays of glittering jewels and rows of swoon-worthy shoes, Giuliana eventually settled on classic-gold-with-a-twist for her ensemble of choice.

In fact, G looks ready to battle for the title of queen of the red carpet, channeling a modern-day Cleopatra in a rather fierce mirror- and grommet-studded Jani & Khosla dress and Tamara Mellon shoes, her hair swooped back in a complementary rocker-chic style.

Giuliana Rancic, 2016 Grammys, BTS

Courtesy of Giuliana Rancic

A gold cuff and rings by Coomi and gold leaf earrings from Bavna added extra sparkle.

And sure enough, as she promised earlier on Instagram, the finished product was a striking departure from her previous Grammys night looks.

Giuliana Rancic, 2016 Grammys, BTS

Courtesy of Giuliana Rancic