January 1950 Irving Penn, among the most gifted of photographers, has reconstructed with imaginative insight a series of fashion landmarks: the clothes, the accessories, coiffures, make-up, settings – and, in this net of physical properties, has caught the mental attitudes of past times."
A major theme in The Taming of the Shrew is transformation. There are various examples of it such as physical disguise, changes in attitude and behavior, and psychological changes. Lucentio disguises himself as a tutor and Tranio his servant dresses up as him to fulfill his duties. Kate transforms from a shrew into an obedient wife and her whole mind set changes.