Carte-Mere Plays Fashion Fantasy Football with the Spring Collections

What eight editors would buy if money were no object.

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Courtesy, design by Betsy Farrell

From an outsider's POV, regular fantasy football involves picking imaginary teams of real-life players and pitting them against each other using, like, an algorithm or something? And, if you lose, you have to ? IDK. But what I *do* know is that it's also the season for Fashion and that making believe is fun. Here, eight editors draft their top picks from the Spring 2017 shows.

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Jessica Pels, Digital Director
<p>I let out an actual, audible gasp when I saw this look from Jonathan Saunders' first collection for DVF. It's just SO GLAM. Not-found-in-nature-colored fur is my jam (I have a light green mink jacket that's totally insane but I adore), and the print feels so fresh, and the sequined slip dress is so awesomely disco. It's kind of amazing to me that the vibe still comes off a little bit casual, like you might flounce into the office in this one random Tuesday. Don't put it past me…I might.</p>

I let out an actual, audible gasp when I saw this look from Jonathan Saunders' first collection for DVF. It's just SO GLAM. Not-found-in-nature-colored fur is my jam (I have a light green mink jacket that's totally insane but I adore), and the print feels so fresh, and the sequined slip dress is so awesomely disco. It's kind of amazing to me that the vibe still comes off a little bit casual, like you might flounce into the office in this one random Tuesday. Don't put it past me…I might.

Samantha Leal, Senior Editor
<p>Picking Valentino might be the same as picking Tom Brady—i.e.,&nbsp;"Seriously?/do you even know fashion/football/could you have picked something a little more exciting?"—but you'll just be sad when&nbsp;I clean up and look chic AF in this number.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Picking Valentino might be the same as picking Tom Brady—i.e., "Seriously?/do you even know fashion/football/could you have picked something a little more exciting?"—but you'll just be sad when I clean up and look chic AF in this number. 

Lauren Bernstein, Senior Editor of Branded Content
<p>I love all these ethereal, hippie-princess dresses that are all over the place, like at Monique Lhuillier. They're just a teeny bit sexy because they're see-through, but so unbelievably elegant as well.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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I love all these ethereal, hippie-princess dresses that are all over the place, like at Monique Lhuillier. They're just a teeny bit sexy because they're see-through, but so unbelievably elegant as well.

Lori Keong, Assistant Editor
<p>I'm kind of in love with this pants look from Delpozo. It looks so crisp and clean for spring, and an excellent blend of the over-the-top (the <a href="http://carte-mere.info/fashion/news/g4077/mega-earrings-spring-17/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">massive earrings</a>, hello) and the minimal. The layering is impeccable, the shoes are to die for, and I love anything that contrasts opaque and sheer elements in a clever way.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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I'm kind of in love with this pants look from Delpozo. It looks so crisp and clean for spring, and an excellent blend of the over-the-top (the massive earrings, hello) and the minimal. The layering is impeccable, the shoes are to die for, and I love anything that contrasts opaque and sheer elements in a clever way.

Koa Beck, Senior Features Editor
<p>If money were no object, I would have this Dior sundress.&nbsp;I like classic A-line dresses, which Dior is historically known for, but also that it's flouncy, has a tasteful (read: adult) amount of tulle, and that it's modestly transparent.&nbsp;</p>
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If money were no object, I would have this Dior sundress. I like classic A-line dresses, which Dior is historically known for, but also that it's flouncy, has a tasteful (read: adult) amount of tulle, and that it's modestly transparent. 

Lauren Valenti, Beauty Editor
<p>I'm obsessed with the belt-over-bare-midriff look and leather jackets (duh) at Haider Ackermann. I wish the skirt was a little less neon, but the shape more than makes up for it.<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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I'm obsessed with the belt-over-bare-midriff look and leather jackets (duh) at Haider Ackermann. I wish the skirt was a little less neon, but the shape more than makes up for it.

Mehera Bonner, Senior Entertainment Editor
<p>This Valentino dress is inspired by <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">The Garden of Earthly Delights</em>&nbsp;by Bosch, which is one of my favorite pieces of art. I love that Valentino incorporates the designs of great artists, and this piece is pure romance.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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This Valentino dress is inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch, which is one of my favorite pieces of art. I love that Valentino incorporates the designs of great artists, and this piece is pure romance. 

Chelsea Peng, Assistant Editor
<p>This is my show, so I get extra picks. Deal with it.&nbsp;First, a Marques Almeida ensemble that combines all my favorite things in life: marabou, tinfoil, and shoes they skinned&nbsp;Khaleesi's dragons to make. Kidding! Not.&nbsp;</p>
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This is my show, so I get extra picks. Deal with it. First, a Marques Almeida ensemble that combines all my favorite things in life: marabou, tinfoil, and shoes they skinned Khaleesi's dragons to make. Kidding! Not. 

Chelsea Peng, Assistant Editor
<p>Next, Prada pyjamas (yes to the spelling, yes to more feathers) that I would wear while I lounged amongst my coromandel screens and dispensed bon mots to my&nbsp;much-younger suitors, minus&nbsp;the ones I've had my lady's maid Greta&nbsp;kick&nbsp;out because they won't stop vaping.&nbsp;</p>
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Next, Prada pyjamas (yes to the spelling, yes to more feathers) that I would wear while I lounged amongst my coromandel screens and dispensed bon mots to my much-younger suitors, minus the ones I've had my lady's maid Greta kick out because they won't stop vaping. 

Chelsea Peng, Assistant Editor
<p>Finally, this Gucci extravaganza to wear whenever.&nbsp;</p>
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Finally, this Gucci extravaganza to wear whenever. 

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