The Green veil is a fashion accessory introduced by French artist Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755 – 1842). After the French Revolution, she left for Italy. In Naples, the sun was too bright and blinded her. She began to wear a green veil over her hat, covering her face. Black and white veils interfered with her, and green veils soothed her eyes. After a while, she noticed that many ladies began to wear exactly green veils. In a further fashion, Green veil became common to wear while walking and riding.