Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon shows off unshaven legs and underarms at Vogue gala
Stepping in her mother's shoes, Lourdes Leon walks the red carpet at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund gala in New York with unshaven legs and underarms
Madonna has been a fashion icon for years, and it seems her daughter, Lourdes Leon, has no qualms about stepping in her shoes when it comes to making a bold fashion statement. The 22-year-old's unique sense of style was on display on Monday at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund gala in New York.
HuffingtonPost reports that Leon sported a white, tulle-draped dress with sheer cutouts. The dress was designed by gender-fluid fashion label 'Luar', who were finalists at the event. She accessorized her look with white earrings, stilettos and a snakeskin bag.
But what drew most attention was the fact the Lourdes confidently showed off her unshaven legs and underarms. The length of the dress along with its uneven hemline, left plenty of room for Leon to make a statement with her unshaven legs. This isn't the first time the young model has appeared on the red carpet in all her unshaven glory.
In September, she walked the runway for the Gypsy Sport spring 2019 show at New York Fashion Week, proudly displaying her body hair. At the show, her risqué outfit comprised of seashell pasties adorned with body chains that also had seashells on them, high-waisted underwear which was visible above her low-rise jeans.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree as Madonna herself has been famously known for her anti-razor stance. The dynamic pop singer was known to skip shaving when she was her daughter's age. In an interview in 2010 with Harper's Bazaar, she said: “Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that. " She went on to add, “So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”
Madonna put up an Instagram post in 2014 with her underarm hair on display with the caption: “Long hair…… Don’t Care!!!!!!”
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Body hair has been a constant subject of debate in recent times, owing to the Feminist movement that has urged women to grow out their body hair and not subscribe to the patriarchal notion of women shaving their body hair to appeal to men.
Recently actress Julia Roberts was asked about flaunting her underarm hair at the premiere of 1999 rom-com 'Notting Hill', and whether it was suppose to be a feminist statement. However, the actress said that it wasn't a statement just body hair.
The fact that Lourdes, being only 22, is making such an important statement, is relevant to the fashion community as a whole. Leon returned to New York, her hometown, after leaving the University of Michigan last year and is focussing on her modelling career.
She's managed to be a part of multiple haute couture gigs like the ad campaign for the perfume POP by Stella McCartney, reports People. Earlier this year, she also posed for Vogue Germany.