After strutting down the red carpet in a handsome silver dress, she stopped midway and removed her heels and chose to walk up the stairs barefoot.
Dressed in a sparkly silver Chanel minidress, she proceeded to walk past the first bank of photographers before stopping and removing her black Christian Louboutin stilettos.
Kristen Stewart attended the screening of the film "Black all kinds of things over" by spike Lee. The "Snow White and the Huntsman" star broke the heels-only rule at the Cannes Film Festival by going barefoot at the event on Monday night, May 14.
Emily Blunt also protested this rule and spoke out against it saying that everyone should wear flats and shouldn't wear heels. Although, she struggled to walk in the lavish dress and got her heel caught on the trail.
Kristen Stewart is not one to be fenced in.
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But it's not just a spectator sport of sartorial selections; the film festival has always been known for its illustrious line-up of films from around the world, providing a platform where the discovery of new talent and comebacks of more seasoned actors to former glory occur simultaneously. At Cannes, 82 women linked arms in silent protest on the red carpet to let the global audience know that it isn't just the film industry but women across the board who have had to face mistreatment and harassment.
"Things have to change immediately", she said of the wardrobe guidelines.
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.
The 28-year-old has been a vocal critic of the red carpet's policy.
"You just can't ask me to do something that you're not asked to do man". We shouldn't be wearing high heels anyway.