Unfortunately for Sara, her stunning gown got caught on her heel later during the proceedings - forcing her to free it.
Stewart isn't the first person to take her shoes off on the red carpet since then, with Julia Roberts going barefoot at Cannes in 2016 at the premiere for Money Monster. As a matter of fact, Stewart has been vocal about one of Cannes' most outdated rules for a couple of years.More news: Pirates' Marte leaves due to side injury
82 women including Kristen Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek walked the red carpet to protest the number of female directors selected by Cannes i.e. 82 as compared with more than 1600 male directors since 1946.
"It has become really obvious that if [a man and I] were walking the red carpet together and someone stopped me and said, 'Excuse me, young lady, you're not wearing heels". You can not come in, ' then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend. It's just like you simply can not ask me to do something that you are not asking him. After seeing this look, we can't imagine wearing conventional pearls again. "I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version-flats or heels", she explained. You have to wear a dress.But now, it's awesome.More news: What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle
In 2014, actress Emma Thompson famously carried her heels on stage at the Golden Globes while also holding a martini glass when she appeared to present an award.
And speaking to the Hollywood Reporter past year about the Cannes ban on flat shoes, she said: "There's definitely a distinct dress code, right?" If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can't ask me either'.More news: New 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' trailer is the most death-defying yet