New York City-based fashion designer Michael Kors gushed about Kendall Jenner and called her a "real professional".
The 18-year-old reality TV star, who has consistently said that she wants to be taken seriously in the modelling industry, had dropped her famous last name recently.
She had listed her name simply as Kendall in the online portfolio for her modelling agency, The Society Management.
"I think she's a strong, powerful, great-looking girl. She's a real professional. I love that her card just says Kendall. So she's not trading on her name and I think she's going to have a great career," Kors told E! News about Kendall.
It was previously reported that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was bullied by other models during the New York Fashion Week.
They felt that Kendall made it to New York Fashion Week, because of her last name and her brother-in-law Kanye West's connections.
During an interview with Love Magazine, Kendall revealed how the family reality show hindered her modelling career.
She said: "I was like, 'You know what? I want to be high fashion. I want to be taken seriously... People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn't. What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn't take me seriously as a mode because of the TV show. I went on castings and some people weren't feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn't recognize me. I was like, 'Thank you. Please don't recognize me.'"