Kristen Stewart walks barefoot at Cannes to protest flat-shoe ban

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5/6 Marion Cotillard at the premiere of the film 3 Faces. AP Marion Cotillard at the premiere of the film 3 Faces. AP

The Cannes red carpet has become infamous in recent years for its high heels only policy, with actresses speaking out against it. The red carpets of Cannes may be known for their outlandish fashions, but this year comfort trumps all, just ask Kristen Stewart.

She came, posed, kicked off her Christian Louboutin heels and made a political statement at the Cannes Film Festival.

So Kristen's was in a more glamorous setting, at the premiere for BlacKkKlansman, but her feet still hurt enough for her to rip off the footwear and go bare - although she might have been making a point, having previously said she disagreed with the unspoken rule that women must wear heels.

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"There's definitely a distinct dress code", Stewart said at the time. People get very upset at you if you don't wear heels or whatever'.

She was apparently not sanctioned for taking off her heels. You can not come in.' Then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend.

"It's just like you simply can not ask me to do something that you are not asking him".

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Stewart has already made history at the festival this year by serving on the first female dominated Cannes jury in decades.

In 2015, it was reported that women had been turned away from red carpet premieres for wearing flat shoes.

BlacKkKlansman, which tells the story of an African-American infiltrating the KKK and stars John David Washington and Adam Driver, was given a standing ovation at the end of its premiere on Monday night.

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