The Oscar-winning actress removed her heels as she ascended the staircase at Palais des Festivals on Thursday in Cannes, France, at the screening of her movie “Money Monster” — the first time that one of her films has been featured at the festival.
Roberts posed for photos alongside her director Jodie Foster, co-star George Clooney and his wife, Amal, wearing an off-the-shoulder floor-length black Armani Privé gown that hid her shoes.
The A-list star slipped off the footwear and howled with laughter as she climbed the venue’s famous red steps. A handler helped her back in the shoes after she made her way to the top.
Last year, the festival’s dress code caused a torrent of comment, referred to as “#heelgate,” when 50 women were refused entry to the screening of “Carol” because they were wearing flats.
Cannes Film Festival policy mandates that females wear heels on the red carpet.