Cannes jury member Kristen Stewart walked on the red carpet Monday evening before the premiere of Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" in sky-high Louboutin heels, but removed them before going up the stairs, which she climbed barefoot.
It was not clear if her act was a demonstration of Cannes's notorious policy of hacking women on the red carpet, or whether she wanted to feel safer on the slightly soggy red carpet.
The festival has seen mostly clear skies, but Monday's rain fell throughout the day and the red carpet photographers juggled at Lee's well-received premiere with cameras and umbrellas.
Since Heelgate in 2015, in which a producer said with a foot injury, When she had to undergo a performance because of insufficiently formal shoes, the festival has pointed out that there is no need to wear high heels. The festival retains its black dress code, which is open to interpretation but has not been enforced as rigorously in recent years as it used to be.
Emily Blunt said at a press conference this year, "Everyone should wear flats to be honest."
The actress featured in last year's Cannes competition film Personal Shopper wore a glittering addition to Monday's film Cate Blanchett, Chang Chen, Robert Guediguian, Khadja Nin, Lea Seydoux, and Andrey Zvyagintsev, together with jury members Ava DuVernay, Denis Villeneuve, jury president