One of the biggest brouhahas to hit the Cannes Film Festival this year was the decision to ban flat shoes on the red carpet (along with selfies). A spokesperson for the most glamorous film festival in the world confirmed that, "It was obligatory for all women to wear high heels to red-carpet showings", inciting indignant outcries from the general public. But do high heels really up the glam factor on the red carpet? We take a look at the best red carpet moments that don't fall flat.

Ines de la Fressange at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Jane Fonda at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Bianca Balti at the 67th Cannes Film Festival

Carole Bouquet at the 67th Cannes Film Festival

Lara Stone at the 68th Cannes Film Festival