French Fashion Designer

Guy Paulin, 44, a French ready-to-wear creator who gained prominence in the 1970s, died June 14 at a hospital in Paris. He had AIDS.

Mr. Paulin, a top stylist of the 1970s, stood out for his original fishnet knitwear. His designs also featured bias cuts in silk and cotton jerseys and soft and subtle shapes and colors.

After working for a department store, he began designing ready-to-wear clothes. He worked with a group called Paraphernalia, which included British designer Mary Quant and Emmanuelle Khanh, a French ready-to-wear creator. He introduced a collection under his own name in the early 1980s.


Dancer & Puppeteer

Michael Anthony Haimsohn, 34, a dancer and master puppeteer who had worked in Washington in the mid-1970s and part of the 1980s, died June 14 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He had AIDS.

During his years in Washington, he had danced with the National Ballet and had worked with the Bob Brown Marionettes, which were affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Haimsohn also had been a dancer, actor and set designer in New York.


Fashion Designer

J.P. Thibault Bouet, 42, a New York fashion designer who was former head designer of Yves Saint-Laurent's North and South American division, died June 14 at his home in Palm Beach, Fla. He had AIDS.

After working for Saint-Laurent in Paris and Tokyo, he settled in New York. He worked there for Christian Dior before rejoining Saint-Laurent. At the time of his death, he had his own business in Manhattan, where he also lived.