Here I have for your consideration a Barbie outfit from my personal collection. It is from 1969-1970 & is #1479. It consists of the sleek leopard print dress that at its bottom gathers around the ankles, like pants. I have seen this dress sold with two kinds of shoes. The Open Toe & the Pilgrim style shoe. The book I have Barbie Fashions Vol. 2 1968-1974 show the dress coming with the open toe. That being said it is not unheard of Mattel substituting items because they had extra pieces of whatever they needed. They did this while making the dolls bodies as well.
Condition: The dress is in excellent condition. There are no tears, stains or rips. The closures, neck & lower back are in good condition. There is a button & loop on top with a hook & thread loop at the waist all good. The shoes are also in excellent condition. There is no Japan markings though. The early Pilgrims came without markings.
Please enlarge the pictures as these are part of the description. Thanks for looking. Have a Blessed Day! Gail