The Twilight actress made a statement on the red carpet on Monday night, removing her heels, seemingly in protest at the strict dress code. He participated in a demonstration at Cannes Film Festival against Israel's brutality. Instead, she has a spot on the all-important jury alongside Cate Blanchett and Ava DuVernay. She lifted a banner reading "Stop the attack on Gaza". In fact, the internet reacted to a photo of her staring longingly at Blanchett.
The actress posed in a vintage Chanel silver skirt and top that she completed with a pair of sky-high black Christian Louboutin heels. She was apparently not sanctioned for taking off her heels. The festival initially responded to reports about the high heel requirement by confirming that it is indeed part of the red carpet dress code. Past year the actress made a statement about how she felt the dress code of women needing to wear heels was actually sexist.
"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".
Back in 2015, a group of women were not allowed to walk in flats to attend the screening of "Carol". This led to an immediate and very vocal backlash against the prestigious festival. She went on to say, "Things have to change immediately".
"I feel like you can't ask people that any more - it's a given. I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version-flats or heels", she explained. Whether it was her publicised relationship with Robert Pattison or her role in Certain Women, Kristen has successfully shed her girl next door image and established herself as a phenomenal actor.