Cannes is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world but it is also one of the most fashionable. Celebrities all around the world attend wearing their finest duds. But while the public was focused on the celebrities clothing, the festivals' staff was focused on the public's clothing - or more importantly their shoes.
According to Women in the World, a group of women in their 50s, some with medical conditions, were turned away from the screening of Todd Haynes' Carol for wearing rhinestone flats.
It seems that the festival has not updated its strict dress code in which it mandates that women wear heels.
The irony is that Carol stars Cate Blanchett as a lesbian woman fighting socially conservatice norms.
The further irony is that Cannes declared this year the "year de la femme" - roughly women's year.
Except that Cannes can't even overturn their sexist dress code long enough for it to be the "soir de la femme" or women's night.