It was raining, so the Cannes Film Festival jury member had to courageous a soggy red carpet to stage her silent protest against an alleged rule that women must wear high heels to gain entrance to the posh event's movie screenings.
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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.
"If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can't ask me either", she stated emphatically at the time.
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.
This peaceful protest was seen on the red carpet before the premiere of "Solo: A Star Wars story".
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In 2015, it was reported Cannes had implemented a heels-only policy.
Not just Kristen but others too have spoken out against the policy, including British actress Emily Blunt, who said: "Everyone should wear flats, to be honest". She had then said, "Things have to change immediately". You can not come in.' Then (I'm going to say), 'Neither is my friend.
In 2014, actress Emma Thompson famously carried her heels on stage at the Golden Globes while also holding a martini glass when she appeared to present an award. "We shouldn't wear high heels". It's just like you simply can not ask me to do something that you are not asking him [to do].
She added, " I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version - flats or heels". She even cracked a small smile while rocking her stilettos.
Kristen Stewart known for her performance in the Twilight series removed her heels as she walked the red carpet in Cannes to protest the Heels Only rule for women.
Away from the footwear controversy, the screening attended by Kristen Stewart proved to be a success story at Cannes.