Supermodel Ngoc Trinh may be heavily fined by Vietnamese officials for 'very revealing' and 'offensive' attire at Cannes red carpet
Supermodel Ngoc Trinh may be facing a hefty fine for wearing a "very revealing" dress as she hit the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, with Vietnamese officials deeming the display "offensive."
The 29-year-old wore a see-through, black bodice-style dress on the red carpet for the premiere of 'Hidden Life' at Palais du Festival, in Cannes on May 19. The movie is about Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter who refuses to fight the Nazis in World War II, Daily Mail reports.
Vietnam's Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, addressed legislators at the National Assembly session in Hanoi on Wednesday and according to VNExpress, said Trinh's "outfit was improper, offensive and has caused public outrage" in Vietnam. He also stated she was "not an artist that the ministry sent to the event."
Officials are now being ordered to investigate the supermodel for violating public decency laws and eventually charge her a penalty for wearing the outfit at the film festival.
In Vietnam, people who wear too revealing clothing in public are slapped with cash fines. Several celebrities are reported to have been fined in their home country.
Trinh turned heads at the red carpet as she left little to the imagination -- exposing her cleavage in the racy keyhole neckline. While deep thigh splits revealed most of her toned legs, her intimate parts were teasingly preserved by some creative beaded detailing.
As she sauntered her way through the crowds in steep block heels, Trinh made a lasting impact on the red carpet. Her slender frame and chocolate shade locks were complemented with striking make-up that defined her sharp features, causing a series of jaws to hit the ground.
She was also spotted at the elite Chopard party where she met with Nick Jonas, 26, and his wife Priyanka Chopra, 36.
Trinh is one of Vietnam's most glamorous models known for her eponymous line Ngoc Trinh. Owing to her modeling credentials and overall success, she boasts a whopping 2.2m followers on social media.
A spokesperson for Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism told VNExpress days after Trinh's red carpet display that her dress was "overdone and offensive" and that it went "against Vietnamese tradition and people should speak out against this uncultured behavior."
But Trinh, famously known as the "lingerie queen", did not apologize for wearing the controversial attire.
"I’ve got a lot of praise for my outfit. I don’t care if people criticize it because I felt pretty in the dress, which made a good impression on the Cannes red carpet," she told VNExpress. "I cannot satisfy the whole world."