On the top floor of the plush Hôtel Lutetia, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Isabelle Huppert awaits. She may not be in the flesh, exactly, but her touches abound everywhere, because she was enlisted to design her ideal suite at the historic hotel, which first opened in 1910 and reopened in July 2018 after a four-year renovation.

Still, it comes as a quiet shock to walk into La Suite Parisienne by Isabelle Huppert and see the black silk-chiffon Yves Saint Laurent haute couture dress the actress actually wore to the 44th edition of the César Awards, in Cannes, standing in the sunlit salon on a dressmaker’s form.