Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux has issued an apology after some women were turned away at the red carpet for not wearing high heels. We apologise. There was perhaps a small moment of over-zealousness,” said Thierry Fremaux at a dinner at the famed Carlton hotel on Tuesday night, apparently referring to the security guards, AFP reports.
The organizers of the festival then issued a formal statement too. “Regarding the dress code for the red carpet screenings, rules have not changed throughout the years (tuxedo, formal dress for Gala screenings) and there is no specific mention about the height of the women’s heels as well as for men’s,” the statement said.
This basically echoes what we said yesterday. No one has made celebrities wear sky high killer heels to the event. Well, maybe their PRs and stylists did, but not the film festival. The organizers even clarify the claim that high heels were obligatory. The use of a formal shoe is obligatory and in the case of women, that is a high heel. But no one has haid it has to be a 5-inch stiletto. You can look perfectly good and feel comfortable on a 2-inch kitten heel. Maybe even a cone-shaped heel for even more support.
The good thing about fashion is that there is always a choice. You can always find something that will work for you. Use that to your advantage.