Heels and Yachts: Cannes' Most Perfect Pairing
JESSICA CHASTAIN, PENELOPE CRUZ & LUPITA NYONG'O
The trio stars in a the new spy thriller 355, but even International women of mystery need to sometimes ditch the sky-high heels for a boat ride.
KENDALL JENNER AND BELLA HADID
When you walk as many runways as these two supermodels, a slippery steep ramp is practically a walk in the park.
Between the ultra-short hem of her Philosophy dress and the skinny heel on her Casadei pumps, Hailey's handling the windy, precarious walk from the boat to the dock like a pro.
The actress doesn't let her mode of transportation ruin her '70s boho vibe, keeping her mules on to match her billowy dress and tinted frames.
MARY J. BLIGE
When you're dripping in diamonds like Mary J. Blige, going barefoot just isn't an option.
The supermodel has strutted in heels from Berlin to Beverly Hills, but she's not going to take any chances while boarding a boat: She hands off her sky-high stilettos before stepping in.
Kendall may be a more newly-minted supermodel, but the Jimmy Choo-clad star still handles the dock-to-boat transition like a pro, getting multiple assists and smiling all the while.
It's not just the move from dock to boat that's tricky; Anna expertly maneuvers the reverse transition in her Soebedar heels.
DITA VON TEESE
The burlesque star is rarely seen out of her signature red-soled shoes, but she took a “safety first” approach to disembarking her boat (while making sure that her pedi was perfectly-matched to her dress and lips, of course!).
As a face of “official Cannes partner” L'Oréal Paris and an incredibly accomplished actress, Julianne's a festival regular – and thus gets more practice than most when it comes to walking gangplanks in teetery stilettos.
Julianne’s fellow L’Oréal Paris ambassador, Eva, knows that a great heels-and-boat shot is as much about the exit as the entrance.
Of course, once you board the boat, you're faced with the dilemma of how to elegantly slip your sandals back on.
When the word “flats” is practically a dirty word in your vocabulary, you’d be wise to travel with a team of (literal and figurative) support staff.
One of the major supermodel rites of passage is navigating a slippery walkway in five-inch heels.
And when you're advanced enough, you don't even need the walkway: You can descend directly from the dock to the boat in your ridiculously skinny spike heels.
The grate on that gangplank looks treacherous, but we can’t blame Olivia for not wanting to take off her oh-so-pretty feather-trimmed Aquazzura heels no matter how much easier it might make things.
Silver Mary Janes aren’t just for Dorothy when she gets to Oz: Kirsten knows they also help provide stability on the narrow yacht walk.
When all else fails, it helps to have a tux-clad gentleman to assist in the precarious walk from the yacht to shore.