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Triple threat: Mary-Kate Olsen on two of her three Marie Claire September covers. Photos courtesy of Marie Claire

Mary-Kate Olsen is flying solo on the cover of Marie Claire's September issue.

The former child star/current style icon gave twin sister Ashley the slip for the fashion-forward shoot, which has her striking a pose in sequins, a military coat, and feathers in three dazzling cover images (click here to vote on your favorite).

The issue also sees Olsen channeling her inner gypsy woman in a sheer black Giambattista Valli dress paired with a Dolce & Gabbana jacket from which gold charms dangle.

On location at The Inn in Quogue, New York, photographer Tesh snapped The Row designer in a series of images that highlight Olsen's eccentric boho-chic style -- think fur, ankle-sweeping skirts, and effortlessly tousled blonde locks.

Speaking of fur, there's enough of it here to give PETA a heart attack. The 24-year-old starlet wears chunky furs from Marc Jacobs, Doo.ri, Cassin, and Alexander McQueen with everything from a sweet ballerina pink Dior dress and Topshop skirt to a sexy candy-apple red Givenchy dress with matching boots.

The accessories, too, are powerful, ranging from a quirky antler headpiece from Anne Valerie Hash to bling from Stephen Webster.

In between donning some seriously covetable clothing, Olsen opened up to writer Kimberly Cutter about her design career, saying, "It's kind of like a mask to hide behind."

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Headcase: Olsen in an Alexander McQueen hooded jacket (left), and donning an Anne Valerie Hash antler headpiece (right). Photos courtesy of Marie Claire

"It took us a year-and-a-half to make the first T-shirt," she says of The Row.

"I still read scripts, and if something great comes along, that's great... but this is my day job.

"The Row is where I go every day."

Does that mean there won't be an "It Takes Two 2"? Say it ain't so!

For more of Olsen's interview, her photo shoot and shopping info, behind-the-scenes snaps, or a look at her red carpet style, visit Marie Claire's website and pick up the September issue, on sale now.

Mary-Kate Olsen Marie Claire September 2010 sheer black Giambattista Valli dress Dolce & Gabbana jacket gold charms

Go with the flow: Mary-Kate in a Marc Jacobs fur coat, tulle Dior skirt, and Topshop shoes (left), and in a Dolce & Gabbana jacket and Giambattista Valli dress (right). Photos courtesy of Marie Claire

Meanwhile, check out Christina Hendricks on the cover of British GQ.