Kristen Stewart walks Cannes red carpet barefoot, protests against the 'only heels' rule
Kristen Stewart made a political statement on Monday night at the Cannes Film Festival after she kicked off her black Louboutin heels and continued walking the red carpet in her bare feet.
She did this while heading to the gala premiere for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.
Kristen's act was a protest against the 'only heel rule' for women at Cannes. According to Cannes Film Festival rules, women who are attending the gala premieres must wear heels and "no flats," while men must wear a black tie.
After Kristen passed the first bank of photographers at the red carpet, she took off the heels and made her way into the premiere with the shoes in her hands. Stewart has been vocal about the Cannes shoe policy in the past.
About the incident, Kristen said, “Things have to change immediately. It has become really obvious that if (a man and I) were walking the red carpet together and someone stopped me and said, ‘Excuse me, young lady, you’re not wearing heels. You cannot come in.’ Then (I’m going to say), ‘Neither is my friend. Does he have to wear heels?’ It can work both ways. It’s just like you simply cannot ask me to do something that you are not asking him. I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version — flats or heels.”