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.
The exhibition tracing the career of the fashion maverick is to arrive in Paris in April 2015.
She succeeds Marie Lannelongue, who has headed the magazine since its launch in France in 2004.
Guests including Tom Ford, Sarah Burton, Mario Testino and Amanda Wakeley crowded into The Wolseley on London’s Piccadilly on Thursday.