08/02/2011 06:25 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Gregory Crewdson Photos: The Unexpected Icon

Clockwise from left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011 -, Gregory Crewdson In A Lonely Place, YSL, Sula, NARS

There is a sense of both bleakness and beauty seen throughout the images in Gregory Crewdson's forthcoming book, "In A Lonely Place." Crewdson, who credits Edward Hopper, David Lynch, Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman as influences, takes a very cinematic approach to his photographs, employing elaborate sets, lighting and large crews -- even though most of his pictures depict quiet, mysterious moments in small American towns and suburbs.

In the foreword to "In A Lonely Place," Crewdson notes that his work always comes back to "the American Dream and its darker inverse," not too dissimilar to the aforementioned artists he claims to have shaped his vision and approach to photography.

This week we're inspired by Crewdson's reflective, dramatically-lit photographs, whose haunting, subdued tones reminds us of the moody makeup at 3.1 Phillip Lim this fall.

Click here to learn more about Gregory Crewdson

Where to buy:

NARS Eyeshadow Duo, $32,

Yves Saint Laurent Eye Pencil in Stellar Green, $28,

Sula Paint & Peel Nail Polish in Moss, $9,

"In A Lonely Place" by Gregory Crewdson, $40,