A Vietnamese model has drawn criticism over her appearance at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in France wearing a scanty black gown that leaves little to the imagination.
Model Ngoc Trinh arrived on the red carpet of the annual film festival on Sunday for the screening of German film A Hidden Life. The Tuoi Tre Newspaper, a local media reports.
Appearing in a sheer lace bodice with beaded detailing and a pair of black glittered heels, the 29-year-old brimmed with confidence as she posed in front of cameras amongst international stars.
UK tabloid newspaper Daily Mail describes Trinh’s Sunday ensemble as “the most daring outfit” of the night.
“Ngoc Trinh attended Cannes this weekend in an ensemble that was cut so high it made us wince,” Daily Mail comments.
Her appearance has been rapped in Vietnam with social media users criticizing her risqué outfit, which they described as unfit for a formal event like Cannes.
Trinh’s appearance in Cannes was also thrown into question, as the model did not participate in any film project up for preview at this year’s edition of the film festival.
Vietnam’s Culture Ministry spokesperson Nguyen Thai Binh told Tuoi Tre Newspaper, Ngoc Trinh did not represent any official Vietnamese agencies in attending the festival.
How she shows up for the event is therefore “her business,” Binh said.
“From my viewpoint, I consider [her outfit] to be anti-cultural and go against the fine customs of Vietnam,” the official said.
“This is truly an objectionable behavior and a ridiculous attempt at drawing attention.”
Founded in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival, held annually in the namesake city in France, previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.
The invitational festival is held annually around May, and is one of the “Big Three” film fests alongside the Venice Film Festival in Italy and Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival lasts from May 14 to 25.