The chief executive officer discusses the brand's turnaround since he took over two years ago.
Apparel was a surprising standout performer in an otherwise difficult year.
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.