Now it seems Kristen Stewart, a member of this year's jury at the film festival, has flouted the ban on flat shoes - by instead going barefoot on the red carpet.
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The event has had a strict rule policy for years that years actresses must only wear high heels.
Kristen Stewart attended the screening of the film "Black all kinds of things over" by spike Lee.
The pictures of the actress taking her shoes off literally made headline news around the world, and we can't help but think how ridiculous that is.More news: Why Ryan Reynolds is the ideal man to play Deadpool
"It has become really obvious that if [a man and I] were walking the red carpet together and someone stopped me and said, 'Excuse me, young lady, you're not wearing heels". This led to an immediate and very vocal backlash against the prestigious festival.
She added, " I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version - flats or heels".
Although several Twitter users applauded Stewart's rebellious move, others criticized her for what they viewed to be a small gesture in a serious, ongoing debate for women's rights.More news: Bashar al-Assad has travelled to Russian Federation to meet Vladimir Putin
The 23-year-old Canadian model turned heads as she arrived on the red carpet at the exclusive Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in her monochrome creation.