The pictures of the actress taking her shoes off literally made headline news around the world, and we can't help but think how ridiculous that is.
Cannes is renowned for attracting the world's most lovely people for a week of breathtaking red carpet moments.
Kristen Stewart told the Hollywood Reporter a year ago:"If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can not ask me either". The festival has earlier received flak for their strict dress code that frowns upon women who refrain from donning sky-high heels. You can not come in, ' then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend.
That's when Danish producer Valeria Richter had trouble gaining entry to a screening because she was wearing-gasp!-non-high-heeled shoes. "It can work both ways. If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can not ask me either".
Cannes Film Festival is all about making fashion statements, while some chose to do that, there were others like Kristen Stewart making political statements at the famed red carpet.
"I just want you to know, this red, it's my blood", she said, referring to the red colouring of her Louboutin stilettos.
Kristen Stewart is such a rebel and she recently took it to an global level. "I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version-flats or heels", she explained. Of course, she has the privilege of being a wealthy and well-known movie star who was unlikely to be barred entry even as she arrived barefoot. According to Newsweek, Julia Roberts also walked the red carpet barefoot in 2016.