AceShowbiz - Kristen Stewart is such a rebel and she recently took it to an international level. 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 28-year-old star was heading into the premiere of Spike Lee's new film "BlacKkKlansman" when she ditched her black heels. The Bella Swan of the "Twilight Saga" movies, who stunned in a sparkling silver Channel mini dress, proceeded to walk barefoot on the red carpet while carrying her Louboutin shoes.
Cannes Film Festival rules maintain that women at gala premieres must wear heels and not flats, while men must wear a black tie. Kristen has been previously vocal about the dress code. "Things have to change immediately," she said as quoted by Vanity Fair in 2016. "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."
She once again addressed the issue in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2017, "There's definitely, like, a distinct dress code, right? People get very upset at you if you, like, don't wear heels or something-whatever. But I feel like you can't ask people that anymore. It's just kind of a given. Like, if you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you cannot ask me either, which is nice 'cause that's different. Even, like, four years ago, it was, like, not even a question. You have to wear a dress....But now, it's awesome. You can't do that anymore."
Julia Roberts pulled a similar stunt in 2016 when she walked the red carpet barefoot while attending the premiere of her movie "Money Monster". Meanwhile, in 2015, it was reported that several women in their 50s were turned away from the festival because they wore flats.
Responding to the controversy, festival director Thierry Fremaux claimed on his Twitter account at the time, "For the steps (red carpet), nothing has changed: Smoking (tuxedo), black tie. No mention of heels."