Elton John has said he has forgiven Dolce and Gabanna for their comments about IVF children and is looking forward to wearing their clothes again.
The singer called for a boycott of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in March after they made comments to an Italian magazine calling children conceived by IVF “synthetic”.
Elton has two sons, Zachary, four, and Elijah, two, with husband David Furnish.
He wrote on his Instagram page: “Big thanks to Stefano and Domenico for the apology over their comments about IVF children.
“We have always been big fans of their work.
“Now that the slate is clean we look forward wearing their designs once again.
“We love Italy!”
Business partners Dolce and Gabbana, who are both gay and were formerly a couple, have previously voiced their rejection of same-sex marriage, and in March Dolce told Panorama: “...what I call children of chemistry don’t convince me, synthetic children”.
He said: “Wombs for hire, (are a) choice from a catalogue. And then you have to explain to this child who is the mother.
“To procreate ought to be an act of love, today not even psychiatrists are ready to confront the effects of these experiments.”
But in a new interview with Vogue published this week he apologised.
Dolce said: “I am so sorry. It was not my intention to offend anyone. I’ve done some soul-searching.
“I’ve talked to Stefano a lot about this. I’ve realised that my words were inappropriate, and I apologise.”
When the first interview was published in March, Elton hit back on social media, writing: “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ’synthetic’.
“I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.”
Responding to the boycott calls, Gabbana later said “it was never our intention to judge other people’s choices. We do believe in freedom and love”.