Kristen Stewart Smashes Sexist Rules By Taking Shoes Off At Cannes

Lawrence Kim
May 16, 2018

With high heels being the standard red carpet tradition, Kristen choosing to shed remove them midway not only shocked us but took the world by surprise too. But before entering the screening of the Spike Lee film, she slipped off her shoes to walk up the stairs.

She posed on the red carpet for the Blackkklansman screening in a stylish pair of black Christian Louboutin stilettos and once her photos were done, she chose to take her heels off and walk barefooted on the red carpet.

The Twilight actress was seen walking barefoot on the Cannes Film Festival's red carpet in protest against the 'no flats policy'.

Stewart usually swapped heels for Converse at the most glamorous moments, but this time taking off her shoes was definitely political. The "Snow White and the Huntsman" star broke the heels-only rule at the Cannes Film Festival by going barefoot at the event on Monday night, May 14.

The Cannes Film Festival over the years has gone beyond simply basking in the fabulousness of stardom and has challenged celebrities to pull out some of the most show-stopping fashions to celebrate the films being screened.

At the 2016 festival, Stewart told Vanity Fair that the "no flats" policy needed to change immediately. "If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can not ask me either". You can not come in.' Then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend. We shouldn't be wearing high heels anyway.

"You just can't ask me to do something that you're not asked to do man. I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version, flats or heels". People get very upset at you if you, like, don't wear heels or something-whatever.

And speaking to the Hollywood Reporter previous year about the Cannes ban on flat shoes, she said: "There's definitely a distinct dress code, right?" But I feel like you can't ask people that anymore. Even, like, four years ago, it was, like, not even a question. "You can't do that anymore".

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