May 12, 2016 6:27 PM EDT

Julia Roberts has no time for the stuffy dress codes and fashion restrictions of the red carpet, the Cannes Film Festival dress code be damned. The 48-year-old award-winning actress took to the Money Monster red carpet, clad in a glamorous black gown and bare feet — because honestly, if given the option, who wouldn’t prefer to ascend the Cannes steps barefoot?

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Julia Roberts at the 'Money Monster' premiere on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Alas, Roberts later shod her feet in a pair of platform peep-toe pumps, but the spirit of her red carpet rebellion will live on in our hearts forever.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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