The Seattle Times
Seattle arts patrons are familiar with Pakledinaz's work — his creations have been seen in local productions including Pacific Northwest Ballet's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Cinderella"; "Grease" at 5th Avenue Theatre; "The Three Sisters" at Intiman; and in the "Ring" cycle at Seattle Opera. He also created the costumes for the joint Metropolitan Opera-Seattle Opera production of "Iphigenia in Tauris" in 2007.
The New York Times
Martin Pakledinaz, a costume designer who was nominated 10 times for Tony Awards in the last 15 years and won twice, and whose work in opera, dance and regional theater made him one of the most prolific stage craftsmen of his generation, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 58.
The San Francisco Sentinel
Frequent SF Ballet collaborator and celebrated costume designer Martin Pakledinaz died on Sunday, July 8, at the age of 58, after a long illness. Pakledinaz, known for his work on Tony Award winning musicals such as Kiss Me, Kate; Thoroughly Modern Millie; and Anything Goes; collaborated frequently with SF Ballet, beginning in the early 1990s.For SF Ballet, he designed for choreographers such as Mark Morris, SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, and Christopher Wheeldon.