The cover shot, photographed by Arnaud Pyvka, features Ansari peeking coyly out from behind a fancy doorway, wearing a (nearly $8,000) jacket and (nearly $1,400) sweater, both by Balmain. Tom Haverford, founder of Rent-A-Swag, would no doubt approve of this lewk. All in all, it's a very, very good cover that, let's just say, makes me want to ask him if there's anything I can pick up for him at Whole Foods, if you catch my drift.
But wait! There's more! The full in-book shoot shows the comedian in a range of fashion-y situations, such as leaning in what appears to be a fancy hotel room, trying on sunglasses near a body of water, sorting through racks of clothing, taking in Thom Browne's runway show and just generally being a "Hi, Cutie!" worthy dude.
There's also, of course, an accompanying interview, written by Mark Anthony Green, who caught up with Ansari in Paris during Men's Fashion Week, right after the overwhelmingly well-received second season of his Fashionista-beloved Netflix show, "Master of None" had premiered. At the time, he'd "unplugged," going off social media and deleting the Internet browser from his phone and laptop. (Hardcore.) The two discuss drugs, running out of things to say about diversity, avoiding the news in the Trump Era and Ansari's love of orange Starbursts. Noted.
You can view the full shoot — and read the entire interview — over at GQ.