Count Diane Von Furstenberg and Maggie Gyllenhaal among the countless celebs who are team #Hillary2016. 

E! News caught up with the 68-year-old fashion designer and the 37-year-old actress at the 6th annual DVF awards in NYC on Thursday, where the lovely ladies expressed their support for Hillary Clinton, who announced earlier this month that she is running for president in the 2016 elections. 

"I think it would be incredible to have a woman as president," Gyllenhaal, who looked gorgeous in a black pantsuit and Jennifer Meyer chain drop earrings, dished to E! News (Clinton also attended the ceremony). "You know, I think my children grew up with a black man as president and that's what they know as the President of the United States and I would love my children to have the same experience as a woman. 

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Diane Von Furstenberg, Hillary Clinton, Maggie Gyllenhaal


She continued, sharing an anecdote about the ways the 67-year-old former secretary of state has had a positive impact on her life (press play to hear her thoughts!).

"I've felt very inspired in little small moments in my life by her," Jake Gyllenhaal's sister added. 

Likewise, Von Furstenberg, who is pals with Clinton, couldn't help gush over her friend in addition to praising the idea of a female president. 

"Well, it would be nice to have a woman president, especially if she is capable, but the fact that she's a woman would make me happy" the designer said. 

Asked if the two ever swap style tips, the Belgian-born beauty replied, "I don't know about style advice, but I love her" 

Hillary Clinton, Naomi Campbell, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Per Yahoo News, the presidential hopeful gave a powerful speech at the event last night and stressed the importance of women entering leadership roles. 

"There was concern—even anguish, maybe—that the first lady of our country would go to China, which it was thought could implicitly condone a very dismal human rights record, and in particular the treatment of woman," she said. "There are those who I put into the roll-your-eyes category, particularly of the other gender, who just did not see the point of sending me—or really anyone—to Beijing or another conference on women. I've gotten very used to that look, and that's one of the reasons why it's so important that you persevere in the face of it, whether it's personal to you or general about the role of rights of woman."

For more from the annual DVF awards, be sure to tune into E! News at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m.!

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