In the cannes Film Festival, Julia Roberts stepped onto the red carpet at the premiere of Money Monster, the new movie in which she stars with George Clooney directed by Jodie Foster, in a fairly straightforward black gown. The neckline is actually evocative of the famous red dress Roberts wore in Pretty Woman.
When Roberts lifted up the skirt of her Armani Privé gown at Cannes, however, she had a huge surprise waiting underneath. The actress was barefoot. That’s right: Julia Roberts walked a red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival completely barefoot.
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. “Multiple guests, some older with medical conditions, were denied access to the anticipated world-premiere screening for wearing rhinestone flats,” Screen Daily reported in May 2015.
Screen Daily also noted that festival organizers wouldn’t comment on this specific incident, “but did confirm that it is obligatory for all women to wear high-heels to red-carpet screenings.”