BLUE BLOOD: Andreas Kurz clearly has not had his fill of the jeans business. The former Polo Ralph Lauren executive, who had been president of its international licensing division, is headed to Seven For All Mankind as chief executive. His appointment will be announced today. Prior to Polo, Kurz was chief executive of Diesel USA, and he had a 13-year career at Hugo Boss before that.

HANGING WITH LAM: Derek Lam made his first Los Angeles sojourn for a fall trunk show and luncheon at Barneys New York’s Beverly Hills store, which, along with the East Coast flagship, has carried Lam’s line since its inception two years ago. Hostesses Jacqui Getty and Brigette Romanek, who bought nearly the entire collection between them, corralled ultrachic pals Amanda Demme, Colleen and Maria Bell, Crystal Lourd, Gwen McCaw, Kelly Phleger Johnson, Zooey Deschanel (who dates Getty’s nephew, actor Jason Schwartzman), Shiva Rose McDermott (who’s pregnant again and due in September), Liz Goldwyn, Rosetta Getty and Lisa Marie. Lam, a San Francisco native, said his fall collection, called “California Dreaming on a Winter’s Day” was inspired by the “sexy, nonchalant way women layer clothes here.” Clearly, he had their number: The day netted $70,000 in orders for the privately held company, which estimates this year’s sales at a conservative $6 million. Of course, when you’re selling sheared mink sweatshirts for $7,950 (it was among the day’s most popular items), that’s not hard to do. Of course, like most every other designer before him, Lam fell in love with Los Angeles and its stylish denizens. “I want someone to find me a nice bungalow in the hills — one that won’t wash away in the rain,” he laughed.

WINDOW READING: These days, one could easily confuse the Marc Jacobs store on Mercer Street with a bookstore. A huge display in the window heralds the release of Francine Prose’s new book, “A Changed Man,” a satire about fund-raising, liberals and the extreme right. As it turns out, Prose, a novelist and critic, is friends with the designer and with the company’s president, Robert Duffy. They will be throwing the author a book party in the store on April 12.

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