Kelly Ripa and gorgeous daughter wow in mini dresses for rare red carpet appearance

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Sunday was a mother-daughter date night for Kelly Ripa and Lola Grace! 

The"Live! with Kelly and Ryan"starstepped out last night alongside her 18-year-old daughter to attend the red carpet for the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute event at New York City's Museum of Natural History, which Ripa was hosting alongside longtime friend Anderson Cooper. 

Both mom and daughter looked gorgeous as ever for the annual gala, with Ripa opting for a long-sleeved sparkly black mini-dress by Balmain, and Lola, who Ripa shares with husband Mark Consuelos, wearing a navy long-sleeved dress by Reformation

Lola, a freshman at New York University, isn't frequently spotted on the red carpet with her famous parents, but for the past few years, she's attended the gala as her mother's date.

The 12th annual celebration honors men and women who are making the biggest differences in the community, from helping impoverished women and children to supporting wildfire victims to fighting the stigma against menstruation in Africa.