Kendall Jenner 'took a risk' wearing her first-ever Giambattista Valli dress

Kendall Jenner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Kendall Jenner took a big risk when she wore her first-ever Giambattista Valli dress for the red carpet.

The supermodel wore the flowered gown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, and revealed that it was one of the first looks that she had "a lot of fun with, in terms of taking risks with fashion and walking red carpets."

"I wore a short little white dress with a floral print on it that had this long train that was blowing in the wind. It was so much fun; I remember I loved it and I felt so good in it," Kendall told "It was the first carpet where I was like, 'I'm really going to go for it; I'm not just going to wear something simple and safe. I want to have fun with it.' I feel like that was my first Giambattista Valli moment."

The reality star is currently fronting the campaign for the Italian designer's collaboration with high-street store H&M, which will be released on 7 November.

And when Valli called Kendall to ask her to be the face of his new collection, she signed up straightaway.

"I remember, I was trying on one of his dresses with my stylist for an event and we FaceTimed him to say hi and just show him the dress. He was like, 'I have a surprise: I'm collaborating with H&M and I'd love for you to be a part of it.' Considering he and I had such a great relationship, it was an easy yes," Kendall explained.

The model already has a favourite piece from the collaboration - a fuchsia pink ruffled minidress - and said it was "really cool" the designer was giving more people an affordable opportunity to wear his creations.

"His dresses always make me feel powerful, elegant, confident. There's something about how big and fun they are that throws you into a different world, like a character almost," she shared. "They're super affordable. It's really cool to have a couture line at H&M."

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