Martha Hunt gushes about friendship with Lily Aldridge: 'I know I can count on her'

Martha Hunt has nothing but glowing things to say about fellow model and friend, Lily Aldridge.

The model stepped out on Monday night for the 2018 CFDA Awards as a date of Nadja Swarovski and, while speaking exclusively with AOL.com's Gibson Johns on the black-and-white carpet, Hunt couldn't help but gush about Aldridge when asked which other models have impacted her career the most. 

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"Lily Aldridge has been such a great inspiration to me," Hunt told AOL.com. "Not only has she always looked chic and refined on the carpets, but she’s also always led by example in her personal life. I’ve learned a lot through her. She’s always been there when I needed advice, I know I can count on her and she’ll answer the call when I call her."

Monday night's CFDA Awards were the first ceremony to feature an Influencer Award, which was given to Kim Kardashian West. While the decision to honor influencers at American fashion's biggest awards show was a divisive one, Hunt thought that it was a "genius idea."

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Martha Hunt attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Martha Hunt attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Martha Hunt attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Martha Hunt attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Martha Hunt is seen on June 4, 2018 at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Martha Hunt is seen on June 4, 2018 at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Martha Hunt attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
US model Martha Hunt arrives at the 2018 CFDA Fashion awards June 4, 2018 at The Brooklyn Museum in New York. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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"In the context of fashion, influence has revolutionized the industry," she explained. "People who have a lot of influence can become the new advertisers, so to speak. If anything, it’s given a lot more power to influencers because people may want to buy [something] that they’ve seen on an influencer. It’s a genius idea for an award. That’s the world we’re living in."

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As for her ensemble for the evening, Hunt opted for a blinged-out look that featured crystals all around her eyes, Swarovski diamond jewelry and a stunning Thom Browne gown.

"I’m going as a date of Swarovski, so I wanted to think of an innovative way to incorporate their crystals into my makeup, so I collaborated with my makeup artist and we figure out a way to do something a bit more editorial for the red carpet," Hunt said of her look. "The jewelry complements it all so well. It’s their new fine jewelry collection, which are all sustainable, lab-grown diamonds. They’re conflict free, which sends a great message, and I’m wearing a couture Thom Browne look. I just went full editorial vibes tonight."

See what other stars wore to the 2018 CFDA Awards:

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Whoopi Goldberg attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Kim Kardashian attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Kourtney Kardashian attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attend the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Gigi Hadid attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Kendall Jenner attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Naomi Campbell attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Busy Phillipps attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Erika Jayne attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Sarah Paulson attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Alessandra Ambrosio attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Issa Rae attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Karlie Kloss attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Kaia Gerber attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Maddie Ziegler attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Julianna Margulies attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Rachel Zoe attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Nina Dobrev attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Amber Heard attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Lily Aldridge attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Lili Reinhart attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Cate Blanchett attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Winnie Harlow attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Donatella Versace attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Brooke Shields attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Camila Mendes attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Katherine Langford attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Claire Danes (L) and Hugh Dancy attend the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Olivia Culpo attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Sara Sampaio attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Martha Hunt attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Joan Smalls attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Jourdan Dunn attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Vic Mensa, Diane Guerrero, and Kerby Jean-Raymond attend the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Amandla Stenberg attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Kehlani attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Shanina Shaik attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent attend the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Josephine Skriver attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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