Barefoot Julia: America's Sweetheart Goes Barefoot at Cannes Film Festival
After a long evening teetering on towering heels while trying to look like a statuesque siren, many women would happily toss aside their stilettos so their achy feet can get some much-needed relief.
But America’s Sweetheart didn’t even bother with that nonsense. She just skipped the shoes altogether.
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Before the premiere of "Money Monster" at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, the 48-year-old actress went barefoot on the red carpet, rocking only a plunging, off-the-shoulder gown finished with a Chopard emerald and diamond necklace. Talk about a making a major fashion statement.
"This blatant act of fashion rebellion comes just a year after festival organizers allegedly turned away a group of women in their 50s from a screening of 'Carol' for not wearing high heels,” Vanity Fair notes.
Screen Daily also reported that in previous years, many guests, including "some older with medical conditions," were "denied access to the anticipated world-premiere screening for wearing rhinestone flats."
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Roberts, on the other hand, was welcomed with open arms.
"She did arrive on the red carpet wearing heels, but she appears to have removed them as she made her way into the premiere," adds Vanity Fair.
Either way, we’re rooting for this "Pretty Woman." See the pics for yourself below: