This isn't the first time K-Stew has protested Cannes' controversial rule for women.
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Reasons aside, the optics of the actress and competition jury member kicking off her shoes and then ascending the red carpeted stairs of the Palais is not something normally seen at the festival and, intentional or not, offered up a striking contrast to the controversy from just three years ago.
She has been vocal about the show-policy in the past, criticising the fact that women have no choice when it comes to their footwear, while men are simply asked to wear black-tie.
Walking arm in arm with 82 other women which included Kristen Stewart, Patty Jenkins, Salma Hayek, both she and Palme d'Or winning director Agnes Varda gave moving speeches that set the tone for the festival. "Things have to change immediately", she told Vanity Fair in 2016. People get very upset at you if you don't wear heels or whatever'. "You can not come in", then (I'm going to say), "Neither is my friend, does he have to wear heels?". "I feel like you can't ask that anymore, but it's still a given", said Stewart. The "Twillight' star, however, was applauded by the Twitterverse for her act of rebellion". An incident in 2015 where a group of female attendees were shooed away for wearing flats instead of heels, led to this outburst. With the festival making headlines during previous years for its "no flats" rule actresses have been outspoken about the dress code and its adherence to behind the times gender roles.