Julianne Moore Calls Her Cannes Foot Crisis for Toemageddon

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Now, here’s a great example of damage control. Instead of doing the typical Hollywood reaction of acting like she’s above it all, Julianne Moore addressed her Cannes shoe malfunction last night on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She even had a witty name for it: “toemageddon.”

Gotta love a beautiful woman who can laugh at herself.

Not that we want you to relive the horror, but let’s refresh your memory first with these pictures of Julianne Moore looking beautiful while working the red carpet at Cannes.

Julianne Moore at the opening ceremony and the screening of 'The Great Gatsby' at the 66th Cannes International Film FestivalJulianne Moore at the opening ceremony and the screening of ‘The Great Gatsby’ at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15, 2013

Everything was going great until you got to her toes that looked as if they were being threatened to be cut off.

Julianne Moore's toes were spilling over the edge of her platform shoesJulianne Moore’s toes were spilling over the edge of her platform shoes

Julianne Moore candidly explained to Jimmy Fallon how her feet got that way. She said that it didn’t hurt and that she didn’t feel a single thing.

Calling the incident “toe-gate” and “toe-maggedon,” she revealed, “I didn’t feel it, I didn’t feel a thing!” while gesticulating wildly.

Julianne Moore experienced a severe foot crisis in CannesJulianne Moore experienced a severe foot crisis in Cannes

“I did what any reasonable person would do. I needed to prevent this from happening again, so I cut my toes off,” she added jokingly and handed Jimmy Fallon a tiny tin box containing her (plastic) pink toes.

Aside from proving that Julianne Moore is a gorgeous actress with a great sense of humor, this post is also for finally ID-ing her controversial silver platform sandals.

It was the narrow toe box on these Charlotte Olympia “Tokyo” sandals that caused Julianne Moore’s shoe disaster:

Charlotte Olympia Tokyo Platform Sandals, $875

Charlotte Olympia Tokyo Platform Sandals

You know we love Charlotte Olympia here on Your Next Shoes, but we really can’t fault Julianne Moore for what happened at Cannes. You can use shoe inserts and other simple tricks to keep your feet from slipping in high heels.

Shop for the latest — and hopefully better-fitting — Charlotte Olympia shoe styles at Farfetch and Zappos.

Credit: Lia Toby / WENN / Joe Alvarez

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