Born in the Danish town of Roskilde, Dorte Trionfi was raised in the city of Lille, in northeastern France. After completing a higher-education degree in business at the local university, she moved to Paris to attend the prestigious Institut Français de la Mode. She then embarked on a fifteen-year-long career in high-fashion, first as manager of European operations for Karl Lagerfeld, and then as director of sales for Givenchy, working closely with the likes of John Galiano and Alexander McQueen. In 2004, Dorte and her husband bade farewell to Europe and moved to New York City. Once there she realized that the time she had spent renovating her successive homes in France had provided the creative fulfillment she had not found on the commercial side of the fashion industry, and she enrolled in Parsons School of Interior Design. In her own words, she found the evolution from fashion to interior design to be “completely natural.” Indeed, the continuity was inscribed in her belief that great style encompasses both one’s person and one’s surrounding, and she transitioned from one industry to the next with great facility. After being introduced to Claire Maestroni through mutual friends, she joined the Mis en Scene team in 2006, and has since lead, or contributed significantly to, many of Mis en Scene’s most successful projects.