Not long ago, the red carpet rules at the Cannes Film Festival were strict: no flats. The festival has long required women to wear high heels, but in recent years many stars have pushed back on the idea that formal attire must include stilettos. For example, in 2018, Kristen Stewart kicks off her tall Christian Louboutin stilettos and walks barefoot This step and repeat. “I don’t think you can ask people like that anymore,” Stewart said in . “If you don’t require men to wear high heels and skirts, you can’t require me either.” Although the shoe rule is no longer in effect – it quietly disappeared sometime after 2018 That’s it—leave it to style icons like Isabelle Huppert to bring back the weekend of red carpet footwear debate.