Screen Daily confirmed that a Cannes regular told them how a woman wearing Rhinestone-encrusted flat shoes was denied entry.
The women, some older with or suffering from medical conditions, were attending the world premiere of Cate Blanchett's new film Carol. SDaily then reported that the festival had confirmed heels were obligatory for women at red carpet screenings.
However the director of the festival said the rumors were unfounded. A note about dress codes on the festival's website says "black tie /evening dress is required for gala screenings". No guidance is published about heel height." Source: BBC.
Okay, let's talk about fashion. Are you a Dedicated Follower of Fashion? Listen to The Kinks 60s song.
Now, we can wear what we like. Except the women who attend the Cannes Film Festival.
Another side of dressing alike is a uniform—be it used for school or work. The garb equalized children at school and gave added safety, protection or status to those in service to their country.
I can't wear high heels now after four hip operations. But then, I'm not about to turn up at Cannes.
But, more to the point, do you think women should be forced to follow a particular fashion trend?