American Apparel workers reported to the company’s Los Angeles factory Monday to pick up their final checks.
Gobbetti will join the company on Jan. 27, as executive chairman, Asia-Pacific and Middle East until July 4, when he will become ceo.
Early next year, the Procter & Gamble Co.-owned brand plans to relaunch a revamped and edited collection to both mass and prestige retailers.
The actress interviewed the designer in front of an auditorium full of people Wednesday night at Lincoln Center.
The campaign began as a submission to a contest run by the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Lauder made a double debut on both sides of the Atlantic to celebrate the launch of her new fragrance collection.