Treading the red carpet in Cannes. The focus is on clothes and shoes.

[On cover:Mallika Sherawat wears Salvatore Ferragamo’s sandals]

A show within a show, the red carpet is the most long-awaited performance at the Cannes Film Festival. It is often a true lesson in style, featuring not only clothes but shoes, appearing under flowing gowns with trains and layers of fabric and tulle.

The world’s top fashion designers are all represented on the Croisette, though Alberta Ferretti trumps them all; they challenge one another with different looks, while the shoes that tread the red carpet are the creations of the most prestigious Italian designers, from Salvatore Ferragamo to René Caovilla and Giuseppe Zanotti, brands known all over the world for their unrivalled style and quality.

CANNES, FRANCE: Irina Shayk wears Salvatore Ferragamo’s sandals walking on The Red Carpet during Cannes Film Festival.

 

CANNES, FRANCE May 13: Cindy Bruna wears Giuseppe Zanotti’s sandals while attending Fashion For Relief Cannes 2018 during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu on May 13, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

 

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 13: Alina Baikova wears René Caovilla’s sandals while attending Fashion For Relief Cannes 2018 during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu on May 13, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

Sandals rule the day, with high, slender heels and ankle straps.
There will be a focus on the issue of sustainability, which in the world of footwear takes the form of a solvent-free faux leather created by Giuseppe Zanotti for Petra Nemcova, an activist and influencer with a preference for sustainable materials. 

CANNES, FRANCE 14 Maggio: Model Petra Nemcova attends the screening of “Blackkklansman” during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

 

The Italian designer shares her cause with the Green Carpet Challenge, an initiative based on a concept by Eco-Age, which the company implements through the brand’s sustainable creative and productive processes.