D&G: Doubly sorry for IVF comments
Dolce & Gabbana have further clarified their infamous IVF comments.
In March Domenico Dolce described kids born via IVF as "chemistry children and synthetic children", which led to a backlash against the fashion house. Sir Elton John, who has two children with husband David Furnish born by IVF and surrogacy, publically fell out with the designers over the statement.
Dolce revealed how sorry he was in an interview with Vogue earlier this month, and he and Stefano Gabbana have now apologised further.
“We were very naïve, I think,” Stefano told Details.
“The writer asked me to talk about the concept of family. So I talked about what I have grown up with, my culture, the Italian idea of family. Whether you are gay, not gay, whether you have a baby or not, whatever you do - it is your choice, and it is no business of mine. I was simply expressing my cultural way of life,” Dolce added.
However he now sees that he was wrong to comment.
“But I used this word sintetico. I am not a doctor or a scientist. I am just a tailor, and I talk with the words I have. And I chose the wrong word, which I understand now was a big mistake. I am sorry for causing offence. You know, I respect all people, all ways of life, all colours, all beliefs. And I celebrate difference, because existence would mean nothing if we were all the same,” he continued.
The apology seems to have hit the right note for Elton, who has ended his boycott of the label.
Yesterday the singer took to his Instagram to tell the pair he appreciated their apology, posting a photo of their logo.
“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! #ShareTheLove (sic),” Elton posted.