Aikido Banyuaiki Dojo wishes to express deepest sorrow for Elsa Peretti’s passing on March 18th 2021. She will be remembered by us with the highest esteem and affection as a woman of extraordinary generosity, philanthropist, and world-famous designer.
The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, which she founded, awarded a grant to our Association in 2014 for a project called “Aikido for kids”, which provided for a one-year aikido course completely free for young people who lived in one of the most difficult neighborhoods of Rome, as a way to alleviate social distress.
Her example as a free, strong and brave person is a legacy that shall inspire us forever.
Thank you Elsa!