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Cannes Movie Competition cracks down on pink carpet costume code for males

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The Cannes Movie Competition — well-known for its alleged unwritten rule that girls should put on heels on the pink carpet — is cracking down on males this 12 months.

Vogue author Zach Weiss was noticed being turned away from the black-tie opening evening ceremony that includes Johnny Depp’s new movie “Jeanne Du Barry,” on the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière, for sporting a colourful jacquard jacket by Jay Kos.

The garment was pink with gold embroidery.

“It should be noir, each the jacket and the sneakers,” an official was overheard telling Weiss. The fest official added, “Too colourful.”

We hear Weiss was capable of pull issues collectively in file time — with an help from a close-by Giorgio Armani — and made it into the premiere in a black jacket.

Cannes has lengthy had strict guidelines about costume.

In 1960, “Tropic of Most cancers” writer Henry Miller was a juror for the competition, however was not allowed contained in the opening evening as a result of he refused to put on a dinner jacket.

 Carys Zeta Douglas, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones
Michael Douglas was on the carpet together with his household opening evening to obtain an honorary Palm D’Or sporting a “noir” jacket.

In 2015, a bunch of girls of their 50s have been reportedly turned away for sporting “rhinestone flats,” as a result of medical circumstances that prevented them from sporting stilettos.

It brought on such a stir that competition head Thierry Fremaux took to Twitter, stating, “The rumor that the competition requires excessive heels for the ladies on the steps is baseless.”

Actress Emily Blunt stated on the time, “We shouldn’t put on excessive heels, anyway. I desire sporting Converse sneakers.”

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart went barefoot on the carpet to protest the alleged unwritten heels rule.
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In 2018, actress Kristen Stewart, who was serving as a juror, took her sneakers off utterly on the pink carpet.

Earlier she’d advised the Hollywood Reporter, “There’s positively a definite costume code, proper? Individuals get very upset should you don’t put on heels or no matter.”

She added, “I really feel like you possibly can’t ask folks that any extra — it’s a given. In case you’re not asking guys to put on heels and a costume, you can not ask me both.”

The competition web site states that for screenings on the predominant theater, “It’s best to arrive on the foot of the pink steps sporting a dinner jacket or night costume.”

The fest has additionally been recognized for giving guys a tough time for not sporting a correct bow tie with their tuxes to the pink carpet premieres.

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren attended the opening this 12 months sporting the right Cannes look.

“Within the absence of this, you could put on a cocktail costume, a darkish trouser swimsuit, a dressy prime with black trousers, a “little black costume,” a black or midnight blue swimsuit with a bow tie. Elegant sneakers, with or with out heels, are required (no trainers),” the coverage states.

A rep for the fest didn’t return request for remark.

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