The actress' decision to kick off her shoes on the red carpet may have helped to bring attention to sexism in the film industry, whether she meant to or not.
The former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger meanwhile opted for a structured princess gown as she walked the red carpet for the same film screening.
Stewart was protesting against Cannes Film Festival's infamous and widely criticized heels-only rule for women.
"I just want you to know, this red, it's my blood", she said, referring to the red colouring of her Louboutin stilettos. But her move was meant as more than just a stunt.
At the time ScreenDaily said women in their fifities were being turned away from film premieres at the festival because they wore flats. While Awards Season also offers us a fair share of mindboggling precious stones, the great thing about Cannes is that we're treated to a mesmerizing variety of white or multi-coloured sparklers for 12 blissful days in a row.
She is being applauded by the Twitterverse for her act, ever since.
Zynnell Zuh, James Gardiner, Benedicta Gafah and Bibi Bright graced the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival but failed to match up to style standards.
Stewart doubled down on her previous comments during a roundtable discussion past year. You can not come in.' Then (I'm going to say), 'Neither is my friend. "We shouldn't wear high heels". It's just like you simply can not ask me to do something that you are not asking him. "I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version-flats or heels", she explained.