Madonna's daughter Lourdes shows off armpit hair at the Met Gala

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Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon has been praised after proudly showing off her armpit hair at the Met Gala.

The 24-year-old model stunned in a cut-out bright pink dress by Moschino, which she accessorised with a belly ring. 

Lourdes Leon at the Met Gala 2021
Lourdes Leon attends the 2021 Met Gala last night in New York and proudly displays her armpit hair. Photo: Getty Images

Keeping her long black hair to one side, Lourdes lifted her arm over her hair and revealed her armpit hair - and fans are loving it. 

While the model's striking outfit was a fashion moment in itself, it was the way she unapologetically flaunted her armpit and body hair while posing for the pictures at the star-studded affair that undoubtedly stole the show.


Lourdes Leon showing off her armpit hair on the Met Gala red carpet.
Lourdes Leon proudly displays her armpit hair while posing for photographers. Photo: Getty Images

Lourdes' mum, Madonna, was one of the originators of the armpit hair trend. 

“I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that. So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in 2011. “I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”

Last night's Met Gala appearance wasn't the first time the model has flaunted her body hair. 

In November 2018, Leon clocked up headlines when she showed off her unshaved armpits and legs on the red carpet at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala, just weeks after she turned heads for the same reason on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Earlier this year, in February, she also showed off a glimpse of armpit hair in a new fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs.

Lourdes Leon in Moschino on the Met Gala red carpet
Lourdes Leon poses for photographers after making her debut at the Met Gala. Photo: Getty Images
Lourdes Leon in pink on the Met Gala red carpet
Lourdes Leon wore a fuschia pink two-piece ensemble for the glamorous event. Photo: Getty Images

Lourdes' appearance at the 2021 Costume Institute Gala comes after she appeared in the September issue of Vogue for the magazine's feature story, Generation America: The Models Changing An Industry.

She was photographed alongside Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Precious Lee, Anok Yai, Ariel Nicholson, Sherry Shi and Yumi Nu.

"People think I'm this talentless rich kid who's had everything given to her, but I'm not," Leon told the publication.

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