Evoke the romance of the riviera with these retro details

Each May, Hollywood descends on the French resort town of Cannes for the event Sophia Loren once called "the big trampolino to international stardom." To mark the fabled festival's 65th anniversary, we've created a mood board that conjures the glamour of the 1950s—when icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot, and Jayne Mansfield (left, in 1958) romped on the Côte d'Azur. From pots of caviar to a va-va-voom gown, here's how to plan a bombshell wedding.