Legendary fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana have issued an apology for their attacks on same-sex adoption earlier this year.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – who are gay themselves –whipped up a storm in March this year when they lashed out at same-sex adoption, IVF and surrogacy, hitting out at ‘synthetic’ children.

The pair sparked a bitter feud with Sir Elton John– whose sons Zachary and Elijah were born via IVF – leading Gabbana to brand him a “fascist”.

However, nearly six months later the pair are attempting to salvage the wreckage from the PR disaster, which destroyed their reputation overnight.

Speaking to Vogue, Dolce said the pair were both very sorry for their comments.

He said: “I’ve done some soul-searching. I’ve talked to Stefano a lot about this.

“I’ve realized that my words were inappropriate, and I apologise. They are just kids. You don’t need labels, baby labels.

“I think everybody chooses for themselves. I don’t know everything about IVF, but I love it when people are happy. It’s like medicine. Science has been put on the table to help people.”

Gabbana recounted of his own struggles: “When they ask if I wanted to be a parent, I say yes, of course, why not? But it’s not possible in Italy.

“I had thought of going to California and having a baby, but I couldn’t bring the baby back to Italy, because you need the mother’s passport. I asked about adoption in Italy. It’s very hard for a straight couple here—imagine if you are gay!”