Lebanese actress Manal Issa raised a sign which said "stop the attack on Gaza" while walking the Cannes Film festival red carpet to draw attention to the Israeli army's killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border a day earlier.
Winnie's stunning garment featured a daring thigh-high slit which showcased her slender pins while she sashayed up the carpet in a pair of black Christian Louboutin sandals.
In 2015, the festival faced a huge backlash after it was revealed that a group of women had been turned away from a screening of the film Carol for opting to don flat shoes.
Case in point, the storm she's stirred at the 71st Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Stopping suddenly right on the red carpet, she defiantly dropped her shoes and went on barefoot, holding them in his hand.
It is the first year that there has been a Palestinian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, and Dr Ihab Bseiso, the Palestinian Minister of Culture, said: "While we are representing Palestine for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival, we have received the bad news coming out of Palestine that unfortunately more than 60 people have lost their lives since yesterday". The French actress wore badass biker boots with Chanel last week and sparkled at the after-parties in Stella McCartney's leopard print onesie and an elegant, skin-baring number by Guy Laroche. However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, festival director Thierry Fremaux later said that the existence of a high heel policy was just a rumor.
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"I feel like you can't ask people that any more - it's a given. If you don't ask guys to wear a dress and heels, you can't ask me too", said not hiding his bisexuality, the actress in an interview past year.
Stewart took off her black heels in front of the photographers, turning heads, and climbed the stairs barefoot.
In an effort to put an end to the age-old sexist tradition, the member of the jury, Kristen has begun speaking out against the dress code and the sexist fashion expectations at the event.
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