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It's a bit early to say, but 2017 may be Solange's year—a pair of much-anticipated twins notwithstanding. The younger Knowles sister is still raking in critical acclaim for her 2016 album A Seat at the Table, and now she's landed her biggest cover yet, appearing on the March issue of Elle, on newsstands Feb. 21.

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Solange wearing Céline in the March issue of Elle

This being Solange, the feature photography by Terry Tsiolis puts her in some highly editorial fashion, including a '90s-style all-white power suit by Céline, kimono-like draping from Pleats Please by Issey Miyake and a dramatic red Norma Kamali puffer on the cover. The interview by Salamishah Tillet, too, looks to be upfront and wide-ranging based on the quotes that the mag is teasing, from the challenges she faced after becoming a mother at 17 years old to dealing with feeling like the odd sister out growing up:

"My sister and Kelly [Rowland] were the same age, which is like a built-in best friend in the house; they were extremely close," Solange recalls. "Writing felt like this insular thing that I could go back in my room and express all that I would observe, all the emotions that would arise. It felt like mine, my little thing."

Elle is Solange's second major magazine cover of 2017; she talked to Beyoncé for Interview's January issue and landed a major career milestone with her first performance on Saturday Night Live in the same month. 

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