Magazine article Screen International

Kristen Stewart, Julia Roberts Kick off Their Heels in Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Kristen Stewart, Julia Roberts Kick off Their Heels in Cannes

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US actresses Kristen Stewart, Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon have all made a point of ditching their points in Cannes this year following last year's sartorial storm.

Last year, the festival came under fire for turning away women for wearing flats and this year the A-Listers have seemingly hit back.

The actresses all went barefoot or in flat shoes for photo calls and film premieres this week.

Susan Sarandon walked the opening-night red carpet for Woody Allen's festival opener Cafe Society in black flats, and Kristen Stewart took offher shoes altogether for the customary photo call.

Julia Roberts openly flaunted traditional Croisetiquette when she walked the red carpet barefoot for the premiere of Jodie Foster's Money Monster.

While celebrities going barefoot at festivals and premieres is not unheard of, Roberts' flaunting of the festival's vaunted dress code one year on from 'Heelgate' has struck a chord.

Stewart denied that she was making a statement by removing her heels at the photocall but made her views on stiffdress codes clear during a roundtable interview for Allen's opener. …

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