Kristen Stewart Taking Off Her Heels Mid-Red-Carpet Is a Mood
Kristen Stewart has been slaying her way up and down the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. But after a few days, serving lewks can feel exhausting—at least, we can *imagine..How does Stewart deal? Well, she kicks off her high heels halfway through a red carpet, because why not?
Stewart was making her way into a screening of BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee’s latest film. And as she approached the steps to the theater, the Cannes juror appeared to be over her stilettos. In front of a mass of photographers, Stewart stopped to remove her pointy-toed black Christian Louboutin pumps; she picked them up, and carried them up the steps, barefoot. The whole sequence was, of course, documented by the aforementioned photographers, and it’s honestly relatable AF.
Here’s how it unfolded.
Though the shoes certainly complemented her long-sleeve metallic mini, a customization of a Chanel Haute Couture look from fall 2013, anyone who’s ever experienced that high-heel breaking point can understand Stewart’s rationale. Plus, this instantly iconic moment is reminiscent of Emma Thompson at the 2014 Golden Globes, when she dramatically ditched her heels onstage while addressing her fellow movie makers. Hey, stilettos are no joke.
Stewart has spoken about the footwear double standard at Cannes, which, for a while, reportedly required women to wear heels: “There’s definitely a distinct dress code… People get very upset at you if you don’t wear heels or whatever,” she told The Hollywood Reporter last year, adding that “if you’re not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, then you can’t ask me either.”
Over the weekend Stewart, along with more than 80 other actresses and filmmakers (including Ava DuVernay and Salma Hayek), participated in a silent protest on the Cannes red carpet to highlight gender inequity in the film industry.
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