We were over-the-moon excited when Maddie Ziegler was announced as the new face of Capezio and Betsey Johnson's new dancewear collaboration, especially since she looks so fierce in the action-shot photo shoot pics for the brand! When we caught up with the dancer and Dance Moms star, she dished on why she's so excited about the new pieces.
"I've been wearing Capezio since I started dancing when I was two, and my mom was always a big fan of Betsey Johnson, so I've [been able] to wear all of the jewelry my mom had from her collections, so it's really cool!" Maddie shares with TWIST exclusively. "I like everything [in this new line], but my favorite piece is the reversible leotard — that's the one I'd wear the most because it has the pattern and the solid, so you can wear each side based on what you're feeling like that day!"
Maddie adds that the sporty styles in the new line are just as fashion-forward as they are perfect for the studio. "I like that [these] pieces aren't just for dance class!" she explains. "Obviously I wouldn't wear, like, the leotard to school, but you could definitely wear the tops and the stretchy pants and the leggings, it's really cute and it's totally something you can wear hanging out with your friends!"
We also got to ask designer Betsey about her own take on the collection, and she dished all about her inspiration for the pieces. "I wanted to do my signature stripes and floral print and mixing prints but just to look different and special and me, because the classic dance wear is done so beautifully I would never try to go there," she tells TWIST. "I hope girls like it — Maddie likes it! — and hopefully next collection we'll go even further with it!"
Click through the gallery to see pics of Maddie modeling the new collection's designs. Then, let us know which looks are your favorites by commenting below.
Reporting credit: Kelly Farrell