Kristen Stewart Kicks Off Her Heels In Protest Of Cannes Film Festival Policy
Festival rules dictate that at gala premieres, women must wear heels and no flats, while men must wear a black tie. But the star of Twilight and Personal Shopper star must have said to herself, “What if I don’t wear heels?” And so it came to be.
As she walked the red carpet for BlacKkKlansman, Stewart slipped off her Louboutins and then carried them into the theater. Her mini-protest might hold more clout than usual this year, as she is serving as a jury member for the main competition.
This is not the first time Stewart has spoken out about the Cannes shoe policy, as she told Vanity Fair in 2016, “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.”