Kristen Stewart took off his shoes in protest against the dress code

Cannes 2018 Sara Sampaio

Cannes 2018 Sara Sampaio

Her dress, by Lebanese designer Jean Louis Sabaji, was the talk of the red carpet at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 15.

Kristen Stewart became a household with her stint as Bella Swan in the Twilight series.

Now thanks to her free spirit, she helped make a statement against sexism in the film industry. 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.

She was present for the Monday night gala premiere of "BlacKkKlansman", Spike Lee's new film.

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.

CANNES-The issue of high heels at Cannes has been a spiky one in recent years.

Not just Kristen but others too have spoken out against the policy, including British actress Emily Blunt, who said: "Everyone should wear flats, to be honest".

Back in 2015, a group of women were not allowed to walk in flats to attend the screening of "Carol". While Awards Season also offers us a fair share of mindboggling precious stones, the great thing about Cannes is that we're treated to a mesmerizing variety of white or multi-coloured sparklers for 12 blissful days in a row.

As such, exactly 82 women demonstrated at this year's festival in protest. You can not come in.' Then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend. "It can work both ways".

"You just can't ask me to do something that you're not asked to do man. I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version-flats or heels".

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