It is believed that the ancestor of flies was a British Duchess of Newcastle and it was her fashion story owes their appearance. As a young man on the face of women often had "irregularities." To hide them, she cut out of black velvet and paste on the face, shoulders and chest small circles velvet fabric. With these "moles" managed to not only make up skin imperfections, but also emphasize the whiteness of the face (at the time it was considered beautiful). Ladies of the time enthusiastically adopted the idea. Artificial moles (flies) successfully survived his mistress and remained in vogue for nearly 300 years!