The 3 Most Outrageous Shoe Moments in the History of Cannes

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When reviewing a big red-carpet event, like the Cannes Film Festival, few really focus in on footwear, which is usually hidden under breathtaking gowns anyway – until something really outrageous happens.

Discover the most surprising shoe moments of the Cannes Film Festival in Savoir Flair’s roundup, below.

The Flat-Shoe Ban

Cannes 2015 witnessed the biggest footwear controversy in the history of the festival when women in their 50s, wearing rhinestone flats, were turned away from the screening of the movie Carol. The incident caused global uproar after the festival announced the footwear dress code to be “strictly heels”.

“Everyone should wear flats, to be honest. We shouldn’t wear high heels. That’s just my point of view — I love Converse sneakers. It’s very disappointing. You think there are these new waves of equality and people realizing that women are just as fascinating and interesting to watch,” commented Emily Blunt following the news.

Julianne Moore's Toe-mageddon

Tom Ford’s muse and everyone’s favorite actress, Julianne Moore, wins the award for funniest and most cringe-worthy footwear moment of Cannes – ever. Dubbed ‘toe-mageddon’ by global press, her toes peeking out from in-between her sandal straps made for a very memorable sight.

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Julia Roberts' Barefoot Walking

Earlier this week, the world watched as Julia Roberts kicked off her killer high heels on the Cannes red carpet. Why? The actress was protesting the footwear rule of previous years. Bravo, Julia.

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