Brad Pitt, Leo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez, Julianne Moore, and Tilda Swinton stepped out onto the red carpet for the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival.. Click through our gallery above to see the looks.

The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival is currently taking place from 14th - 25th May 2019, with Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman) serving as jury president.

Joining Iñárritu and on this year’s jury are actors Elle Fanning and Maimouna N’Diaye; directors Yorgos Lanthimos, Pawel Pawlikowski, and Alice Rohrwacher; comic-book creator Enki Bilal; and screenwriter Kelly Reichardt.

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Year after year, the French festival inspires celebrities to pull out their best gúnas and snazziest bow ties for the daily premieres of films. However, in its 72 years, the red carpet has not gone without its controversies.

In 2015, a number of women were reportedly turned away from a red carpet screening of Todd Haynes' Carol for wearing flat shoes instead of high heels. 

At the time, Cannes’ director Thierry Frémaux denied that the footwear was obligatory, saying: "The rumour saying the festival insists on high heels for women on the red carpet is unfounded". 

Kristen was attending the screening of 'BlacKkKlansman'
Kristen was attending the screening of 'BlacKkKlansman'

While Cannes' official dress code for the red carpet does not specifically mention the height of a woman's heel, it does insist on formal dress which the festival’s hosts and hostesses may have taken to mean 'high heel only'.

Either way, it certainly got a reaction from Julia Roberts who went barefoot in 2016 to the premiere of her film Money Monster and Kristen Stewart who ditched her shoes to tackle the Cannes staircase in 2018.

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts walked barefoot up the Cannes red carpet steps

Let's see if the protest continues into 2019, shall we?

We'll be updating our Cannes Film Festival fashion gallery daily so be sure to check back for all the red carpet looks!