The 24-year-old model made her first appearance at the Met Gala on Monday after gracing the cover of Vogue's September issue


Lourdes Leon continues to make a name for herself on the fashion scene!

Madonna's 24-year-old daughter showed skin in a sparkly fuchsia Moschino by Jeremy Scott ensemble — complete with a bikini halter top and matching skirt both covered in sequin embellishments — as she arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday for her first appearance at the Met Gala.

While her mom did not attend the event, Leon made a memorable statement of her own by posing in the bold ensemble with her unshaven armpit visible.

Additionally, hairstylist Evanie Frausto achieved the model's long sleek 'do with products from the René Furterer STYLE collection.

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Leon's appearance at the 2021 Costume Institute Gala comes after she covered the September issue of Vogue for the magazine's feature story, "Generation America: The Models Changing an Industry."

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

The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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"People think I'm this talentless rich kid who's had everything given to her, but I'm not," Leon told the magazine, explaining that she paid her own college tuition and lives in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, away from the glitz of Hollywood.

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And while Leon, who is Madonna's firstborn with ex Carlos Leon, said she is making a life of her own, she explained to Vogue that she and her famous mother share a love of dancing.

"A teacher of mine made me understand movement in a whole new way," she told the outlet of her passion. "You're using your body to define the space around you — to change it. That's a very naked form of expression."

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Following the Vogue cover, Leon was also revealed as the face of Swarovski's upcoming campaign, which the brand says will "serve as a platform for representation of people from all cultures and orientations."

This year's Met Gala was a salute to the evolution of American fashion, and organizers said it would celebrate the role of American labels in championing sustainability, diversity, and inclusion.

The Sept. 13 benefit event will kick off a two-part exhibition. Part one, titled In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, will debut on September 18, and run through September 5, 2022, to "celebrate The Costume Institute's 75th anniversary and explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion," according to Vogue and exhibit organizers.

Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, will open on May 5, 2022, and "will explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces." It will also close on September 5, 2022.

A new class of industry tastemakers were enlisted to host this year's gala, including Amanda Gorman, 23, Timothée Chalamet, 26, Billie Eilish, 19, and Naomi Osaka, 23. Honorary chairs for the evening were designer Tom Ford, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was delayed from its usual scheduled date on the first Monday in May after last year's event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's guests were required to provide proof of vaccination and wear masks at all times, except for when drinking and eating.