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Sir Elton John ends Dolce and Gabbana boycott after apology for IVF comments

Sir Elton John has said he has forgiven Dolce and Gabanna (D&G) for their comments about IVF children and is looking forward to wearing their clothes again.

In March, the singer called for a boycott of clothing by the designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana after they called children conceived by IVF "synthetic".

Sir Elton has ended his feud with Dolce and Gabbana over their comments about IVF children. Credit: PA

Sir Elton, who has two sons, Zachary, four, and Elijah, two, with husband David Furnish, angrily said at the time: "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic".

He then vowed never to wear D&G again and received support for his stance from a host of celebrities including Victoria Beckham, singers Courtney Love and Ricky Martin.

Italian designers Domenico Dolce (right) and Stefano Gabbana (left). Credit: Reuters

Gabbana later said in a statement that "it was never our intention to judge other people's choices. We do believe in freedom and love".

The Italian duo, who are both gay and were formerly a couple, have previously voiced their rejection of same-sex marriage.

In March, Dolce told Panorama: "...what I call children of chemistry don't convince me, synthetic children".

He added: "Wombs for hire, (are a) choice from a catalogue.

"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, Dolce said he was "so sorry" for any offence caused by his comments.

"I've done some soul-searching. I've realised that my words were inappropriate, and I apologise", he said.

Sir Elton took to Instagram to announce he is 'looking forward to wearing' Dolce and Gabbana designs again.

Today, Sir Elton posted a message on Instagram thanking the Italian duo for their apology over their comments.

"We have always been big fans of their work. Now that the slate is clean we look forward wearing their designs once again", he added.