Vietnamese model facing fine for racy dress worn at Cannes Film Festival
A Vietnamese model is reportedly facing a hefty fine from her home country's government, after sporting a revealing dress at the Cannes Film Festival.
Turning up at the premiere for the World War II epic A Hidden Life, 29-year-old Ngoc Trinh caught a lot of attention in a semi-sheer thong body suit, complete with mesh strapping, double thigh splits and a beaded train.
But Trinh's daring outfit has caused outrage back in her home country, with the model under threat of violating public decency laws.
This isn't the first time she's left little to the imagination:
Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Vietnam's Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said of the model's attire: "She is not an artist that the ministry sent to the event. Her outfit was improper, offensive and has caused public outrage."
A spokesman for the ministry told VNExpress that the outfit "goes against Vietnamese tradition and people should speak out against this uncultured behavior," but speaking to the same publication, Trinh - who is known as the "queen of lingerie" said she was unrepentant about her dress.
"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. I cannot satisfy the whole world."
Nudity has a no-tolerance policy in Vietnam, with CultureTrip revealing there are no nude beaches in the country. While the country is lenient with tourists, on occasion, they are notorious for handing out hefty fines to members of the Vietnamese public.