Cannes steps into trouble with high-heels dress codeArchive
CANNES: The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere.
Many are criticising the festival after Screen International reported that several middle-aged women were refused entry to Sunday’s premiere of Todd Haynes’ ‘50s lesbian romance “Carol” for wearing flats.
On Tuesday, actress Emily Blunt called the report “very disappointing, obviously”.
“Everyone should wear flats, to be honest, at the best of times” said Blunt, who was there to premiere the Mexican drug war thriller “Sicario”. “You kind of think that there’s these new waves of equality”.
Director Denis Villeneuve joked that he and his male stars, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin, would wear heels to the evening premiere of “Sicario” in protest. The red carpet at Cannes is highly regulated by tradition. Men must wear tuxedos with bow ties and black shoes, and women are expected to wear dresses with heels.
Published in Dawn, May 20th, 2015
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