Back in October, when Raf Simons showed his first ready-to-wear collection for Dior, we noticed that several of the models seemed to stumble on the runway. We came up with the theory that maybe, just maybe, those shoes were pretty uncomfortable, perhaps even unwalkable, in order to stump so many runway regulars.
While the jury is definitely still out on that, Marion Cotillard’s actions on the red carpet last night seem to lend credence to our theory.
The actress arrived to a screening of Rust and Bone, hosted by the Cinema Society with Dior and Vanity Fair, wearing head-to-toe spring 2013 Dior–but, according to The Cut, Cotillard found the pointy-toe Dior stilettos so uncomfortable she decided to take them off mid-way through the red carpet and walk barefoot.
Cotillard’s handler apparently hissed at her to “Please put them back on,” but the actress refused and continued the rest of the photo call in her bare feet, with her publicist demanding photographers shoot her from the ankle up. Marion eventually relented and put the shoes back on–but only when she had to address the audience on stage.
Like us, Marion is a huge fan of Raf’s work at Dior. She’s currently the face of the brand, and she’s consistently worn his designs to practically every event in the past six months. But, we think it’s safe to say, she won’t be sporting these particular stilettos again any time soon.
In other Marion Cotillard (and Dior) news, the actress covers W‘s December issue, sporting a black bob with bangs and wearing a red Dior dress (what else?). She also appears to be getting groped by a pair of hands behind a red sheet. Hmm…