American reality TV star Kendall Jenner has reportedly banned sister Kim Kardashian from attending her fashion shows.

In a recent interview with Love magazine, the 18-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said she does not allow Kardashian to attend her runway shows.

"Kim was invited to a lot of the shows that I was in," Jenner said, according to The Cut. "She called me before and was like, 'Hey, I was invited to the show, I just wanted to let you know. Do you want me to come?' and I was like, 'No.'"

Jenner, 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 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 model. Because of the TV show," she added.

"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.'"