Here are things I have learned about this year's Cannes Film Festival solely by reading internet headlines: People can't avoid questions about Woody Allen. Kristen Stewart's movie got booed, but also got a standing ovation. Blake Lively made a booty-centric comment that has people mildly enraged. That's about it. But while I may know precious little about the films at Cannes, I have deduced that the designer shoe picks at the festival are phenomenal, even off the red carpets. Leave it to the Euros to bring a truly next-level shoe game. I can't speak for this year's crop of films, but I can say with certainty that these designer shoes are all going to be huge hits, if they're not already.
Louise et Cie Bonnie Sandals
$119 via Nordstrom
When in France, wear a French-sounding brand. Here's Freida Pinto, leaving her hotel on the way to a photo call in a pair of sparkly Louis et Cie sandals. The Louis et Cie brand is owned by the Camuto Group. (Yes, Camuto as in Vince Camuto.) They own a shocking amount of department store brands you love.
Fendi Metallic Sandals
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Brazilian supermodel Izabel Goulart was also spotted leaving her hotel in a gorgeous pair of stately Fendi Metallic Sandals. I can't stop staring at those gold foil heels.
Isabel Marant Jaeryn Sandals
$720 via Net-a-Porter
Here's British model Jourdan Dunn strutting down the Croisette in a pair of attractive neutral leather Isabel Marant Jaeryn Sandals. If you're already irritated by the number of models ambling around Cannes for no real reason, this isn't going to get any better for you.
Kurt Geiger Mayfair Pumps
But who could ever be irritated by Karlie Kloss? Karlie was snapped returning to the Hotel Martinez after a party in a pair of unusual Kurt Geiger Mayfair Pumps, which look like a leather ballerina flat popped atop a modest heel. This KG style seems to be brand new, and is not yet available online.
Chanel Lace-Up Espadrilles
Here's Karolina Kurkova, ambling around Cannes in a pair of black Chanel Lace-Up Espadrilles. Chanel espadrilles have been a popular summer shoe for A-listers for some time, but I'm not sure how I feel about these silky sneaker-espadrille hybrids. What's your take?
Mulberry Platform Python Pumps
FINALLY: a real-life French actress attending a French film festival. Marion Cotillard wore these eye-popping Mulberry Platform Python Pumps to a photo call for her movie It's Only the End of the World. And with a DENIM dress, no less! Magnifique.
Rossy de Palma
Gucci Studded Leather Sandals
$1,500 via Gucci
Here's Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, doing an impressive leg pop for photographers at a photo call in a spiked, multicolored pair of Gucci sandals. I love these, but I feel this style is really more of a Louboutin, you know, spiritually.
Gucci Herbarium Crossover Floral Sandals
$595 via Gucci
Salma Hayek wore these floral toile Gucci sandals with a matching Gucci dress while out on the town with her husband Francois-Henri Pinault. Salma doesn't seem to have a film to promote this year, but she attended the CFF to speak about her industry experience during the festival's "Women in Motion" panel.
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