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Kristen Stewart walks barefoot at Cannes in protest

Kristen Stewart walks barefoot at Cannes in protest

She slayed everyone on the red carpet at the 71st Cannes Film Festival as she flaunted her sexy figure.

The Twilight star, who is a member of this year's jury at the film festival, wore black Louboutin heels as she arrived at the premiere of the Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman.

The former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger meanwhile opted for a structured princess gown as she walked the red carpet for the same film screening.

After its first edition in 1946, The Cannes Film Festival started becoming synonymous with glitz, celebrity sightings, shocking moments and the world's most bedazzling jewellery.

Yes, it's widely known that the festival requires women to wear high heels on the red carpet, and even turned some attendees away in 2015 after they rocked up in flats. She was apparently not sanctioned for taking off her heels.

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Kristen Stewart is not one to be fenced in. Kristen has been previously vocal about the dress code.

The Cesar-winning actress also stormed the red carpet in another way when she teamed up with Blanchett and DuVernay on Saturday for a march highlighting the lack of female directors included at Cannes over the years. "Things have to change immediately", she said as quoted by Vanity Fair in 2016. You can not come in.' Then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend.

And speaking to the Hollywood Reporter past year about the Cannes ban on flat shoes, she said: "There's definitely a distinct dress code, right?"

"I feel like you can't ask people that any more - it's a given. We shouldn't wear high heels".

"If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can't ask me either", she stated emphatically at the time. "I understand the whole theme with black ties, but we need to allow women to walk without heels".