Cannes responds to ‘flat shoe ban’

20 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cannes 2015: Jackson patriarch makes a splash.

Along with film stars and other top actors and directors in the industry, Cannes Film Festival red carpet premieres tend to bring out the random celebrity that makes you wonder why they’re there.The blue about shoes occurred this week when some women in their 50s were denied access to a showing of the movie Carol because they were wearing flat shoes. Michael Jackson’s father, wearing a maroon jacket and a fedora, showed up to the premiere of Sicario starring Emily Blunt with a large entourage, and may have gotten the biggest response from photographers.

Festival organisers have confirmed the formal dress code doesn’t specify high heels, and that it was a “mistake” made by festival hosts policing dress standards. He was swarmed by them and he relished the attention, lingering on the carpet for quite some time as he and his guests posed; at least one took selfies, which has been frowned upon by Cannes organisers. The term “women in comfortable shoes” was used by Robin Williams’ character in the movie Good Morning Vietnam: “We can’t say ‘dyke’ on the air, we can’t even say ‘lesbian’ anymore, it’s ‘women in comfortable shoes’. Thank You.” If any men out there are wondering what the fuss is all about, RendezView challenges you to strap on a pair of high heels for an hour, and see what life is like 10cm higher off the ground.

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